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
  • Teaching assistantship
  • Dissertation

Curriculum

Advanced engineering degree comprising:

  • Technical coursework
  • Thesis or Project options

Curriculum

Industry-focused engineering degree comprising:

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

Duration

4 - 7 years

Duration

1.5 - 2 years

Duration

1.5 - 2 years

Consider if you are

  • Dedicated to highly focused, long-term research
  • Interested in leading specialized research efforts in academia, industry, entrepreneurial ventures 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 working in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment

 

Consider if you are

  • Seeking a career in research, OR:
  • Want additional 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 teams 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

  • Interested in pursuing a non-thesis, practice-oriented advanced degree focused on industry
  • Interested in product development, engineering support and technology innovation
  • Interested in a curriculum that encompasses strong technical depth supplemented with core business fundamentals
  • Motivated to gain real-world experience through an internship or applied research experience

Admissions profile

Average profile of admitted applicants:

GRE Quantitative: 164
GRE Verbal: 157
UGPA: 3.7

Admissions profile

Average profile of admitted applicants:

GRE Quantitative: 166
GRE Verbal: 155
UGPA: 3.7

Admissions profile1

Average profile of admitted applicants:

GRE Quantitative: 163-169
GRE Verbal: 152-161
UGPA: 3.4-3.7

1Mid-50% range

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