Graduate Programs

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate programs (MS and PhD degrees) in the broad fields of mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering.

Master's Program

The program leading to the MS degree provides a balance of advanced theory and practical knowledge necessary for either practice within the profession or for advancement to a doctoral program.

Mechanical Engineering Master's Programs

Materials Science and Engineering Master's Program

Doctoral Program

The PhD program prepares students for basic and applied research in mechanical engineering or materials science & engineering. Research areas are multidisciplinary and reflect the interests of the mechanical engineering faculty.

PhD Mechanical Engineering

PhD Materials Science and Engineering


Teaching assistant (TA) and research assistant (RA) positions are available for MS and PhD students. As an admitted student, you will be automatically considered for TA funding, but please note that these positions are competitively assigned. Interested students should contact faculty members directly to see if they have RA positions available.

Qualified master's program applicants, including those who apply to the 4+1 Program, can now earn a Mechanical Engineering Student Excellence Scholarship valued at $1,000. 

A global community

map of where our mechanical engineering graduate students are from

Explore where our mechanical engineering graduate students come from with this interactive map.

Please note: Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of programs in Watson College, participate in certain activities or projects, and/or obtain professional engineering licenses. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact Watson College's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Dean's Office.

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