Compare Our Degrees

We have a program to fit your goals and aspirations. Use this chart to compare the graduate degrees we offer:

PhD

Doctor of Philosophy

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MS

Master of Science

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MEng

Master of Engineering

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Curriculum

Research degree comprising:

  • Advanced technical coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Teaching assistantship

Curriculum

Advanced engineering degree comprising:

  • Technical coursework
  • Thesis or project

Curriculum

Industry-focused engineering degree comprising:

  • Technical coursework
  • Business coursework
  • Required internship, project or equivalent

Duration

5 years

Duration

2 years

Duration

1.5-2 years

Consider if you are

  • Interested in leading specialized research efforts in academia, industry or a government lab
  • Motivated to publish peer-reviewed research with faculty advisers
  • Interested in presenting research efforts to professional and technical societies at conferences
  • Interested in careers that focus on research and technology development
  • Interested in working in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment

 

Consider if you are

  • Seeking a career in research, or:
  • Wish to earn a master's as preparation to apply for a doctoral program, or:
  • Interested in working in industry in such areas as technology development or product design
  • Interested in working in interdisciplinary groups to gain practical research and/or project management skills
  • Interested in opportunities to co-author published research and present to professional peers

 

Consider if you are

  • An early-career technical professional or recent graduate interested in pursuing a practice-oriented degree focused on industry or entrepreneurship
  • Interested in product development, engineering support and technology innovation
  • Interested in a curriculum that encompasses strong technical depth supplemented with core business fundamentals
  • Willing to gain real-world experience through an internship or applied research experience

Admissions profile

Average profile of admitted applicants:

GRE Quantitative: 165
GRE Verbal: 160
UGPA: 3.7

Admissions profile

Average profile of admitted applicants:

GRE Quantitative: 164
GRE Verbal: 161
UGPA: 3.5

Admissions profile1

Average profile of admitted applicants:

GRE Quantitative: 160-166
GRE Verbal: 152-160
UGPA: 3.3-3.7

1Mid-50% range

Application Deadline

December 15

Application Deadline

January 15

Application Deadlines

Fall Entry:

  • Jan. 15 (Round 1 - all applicants)
  • March 15 (Round 2 - all applicants)
  • June 1 (Round 3 - U.S. citizens & permanent residents)

Spring Entry:

  • Sept. 1 (Round 1 - all applicants
  • Nov. 1 (Round 2 - U.S. citizens & permanent residents)

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