The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science


Superior education. Boundless career opportunities.

The Watson School educates over 1,000 graduate students per year, 21 percent of whom are women and 67 percent of whom are international students.

Our graduates are eagerly sought by high-technology businesses, financial firms, research and development institutions, and management firms such as Ford, Google, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft and Goldman Sachs.

Combined BS/MS Degree 2 Degrees in 5 years

Masters and Ph.D. Programs


Research programs play an integral role in graduate studies at the Watson School. In addition to those receiving University-sponsored teaching/research assistantships, over 100 graduate students are supported by research grants from government agencies and contracts from industrial partners.

  • Faculty research in...
    • Applied nanomaterials
    • Bio-MEMS/NEMS
    • Computer security
    • Control systems
    • Electronics manufacturing
    • Electronics packaging (thermal, fluids, structural, electrical, materials, reliability)
    • Electronics, photonics
    • Human factors
    • Information hiding and digital imagery
    • Information systems
    • Materials synthesis and characterization
    • Microfluidic devices
    • Multi-core computer algorithms
    • Networking, virtual machines
    • Signal processing and communications
    • Solar power, photovoltaic devices
    • Simulation
    • Supply chain management

Funding sources

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    • BAE Systems
    • Department of Defense
    • General Electric
    • IBM
    • Lockheed Martin
    • National Institutes of Health
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology
    • National Science Foundation
    • New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR)
    • Systems Research Center
    • Texas Instruments
    • Universal Instruments

Last Updated: 1/18/17