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Graduate Engineering Programs

The College of Engineering is committed to the professional development of graduate students through teaching, research and mentorship. Programs leading to Ph.D. degrees, Master’s degrees, and Graduate Certificates are offered through our seven academic departments; Biomedical, Chemical and Biochemical, Civil and Environmental, Computer and Information Science, Electrical and Computer, Materials Science, and Mechanical.

Biomedical Engineering

The department of Biomedical Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biomedical Engineering. The PhD program is built on a common first year core curriculum with advanced curricula that are based on the research the student will perform for their PhD dissertation.

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Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

The department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering and the Master of Chemical Engineering (MCHE).  The department is also the academic home for the Biopharmaceutical Sciences (MS) which is administratively run out of the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing of Biopharmaceuticals (NIMBL).

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Civil & Environmental Engineering

The department offers graduate programs leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Civil Engineering, Master of Civil Engineering (MCE), Master of Applied Sciences (MAS), a Graduate Certificate in Railroad Engineering, as well as dual degree programs and accelerated 4+1 programs. In addition, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Ocean Engineering and the Master of Science (MS) in Ocean Engineering are cross-disciplinary programs offered through partnership between the Civil Engineering Department and the the Physical Ocean Science and Engineering Program (POSE) in the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment.

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Computer & Information Sciences

The department of Computer and Information Sciences offers programs leading to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer and Information Sciences, a Master of Science (MS) in Computer and Information Sciences, dual degree programs, accelerated 4+1 programs and a graduate certificate in Artificial Intelligence.  In addition, the department offers interdisciplinary programs including the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Bioinformatics Data Science, Master of Science (MS) in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, a Professional Science Masters (PSM) in Bioinformatics, and Graduate Certificates in Bioinformatics, Applied Bioinformatics, and Biomedical Information and Data Science which are coordinated by the Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology.

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Electrical & Computer Engineering

The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Master of Science (MS) in Electrical and Computer Engineering (on-campus or online), nine Graduate Certificates, the Master of Science (MS) in Cybersecurity (on campus or online), nine Graduate Certificates (some on-campus and some online), as well as dual degree and accelerated 4+1 degree programs.

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Materials Science & Engineering

The department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) offers programs leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Materials Science and Engineering, Master of Materials Science and Engineering (MMSE) thesis or non-thesis, as well as dual degree and accelerated 4+1 degree programs.

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Mechanical Engineering

The department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mechanical Engineering, the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) thesis or non-thesis, the Master of Science in Robotics (MSR) thesis or non-thesis, a Graduate Certificate in Composite Manufacturing and Engineering (CME), as well as dual degree programs, and accelerated 4+1 programs.

Mechanical Engineering

4+1 Bachelors/Masters Programs

 4+1 Bachelors/Masters Programs are designed to allow well-qualified students the opportunity to earn a Bachelors and Master’s degree within a 5-year period of time, assuming they stay on track with their curriculum.

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