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Master of Science (MS)

The graduate program offered in the Ingram School of Engineering is the "Master of Science, Major in Engineering." 

For details on the program, including motivation, structure, and funding opportunities see the Program Overview and list of Frequently Asked Questions below.

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Program Overview

Degree trajectories
MS in Engineering degree "trajectories" which illustrate program structure.

The degree is comprised of four separate concentration areas: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.  Students declare a major in one of these three concentration areas. To provide a broad, multidisciplinary perspective, students majoring in a given concentration take elective courses from non-engineering disciplines, and may take elective courses from the other two concentrations as well. Thus, a Master's student may major in industrial engineering, but may take electives from mechanical and manufacturing engineering, business, computer science and math.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Program Structure

The degree requires a minimum of 34 hours:

  • 18 hours of “Engineering Core” courses (9 required, 9 elective)
  • 9 hours of “ Multidisciplinary Elective” courses (9 elective)
  • 7 hours of “General Core”, including 1 hour of seminar and at least 6 hours of thesis or project

Thesis or Project?

The program has two options.  All students must complete a minimum of six (6) hours in one of these options at the end of the degree program.

Funding Opportunities

The Ingram School of Engineering has a limited number of Graduate Research Assistantships, Graduate Instructional Assistantships, and Ingram Graduate Scholarships, each qualifying for in-state tuition representing substantial savings.  These awards are made on a competitive basis from among highly qualified applicants admitted to MS Engineering. No separate application is required.