Debby mitchell

Debby Mitchell

Director of Partnerships

Outreach and Retention

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Degree Options

Michigan Engineering offers several types of graduate degrees and certificates to help you meet a range of professional and academic goals.

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Master’s degrees

Master of Science (MS): Traditional master’s degree for students coming from non-engineering bachelor’s programs. May or may not lead to PhD. Requirements vary by program.

Master of Science in Engineering (MSE): Traditional master’s degree for students who earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Requirements vary by program.

Master of Engineering (MEng): Practice-oriented program designed for both recent and experienced engineering graduates. Details in Michigan Engineering Course Guide and Bulletin.

  • Typically 30 credits
  • Complete in as little as 12 months (full-time), or two to five years (part-time).
  • Several online degrees available

Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Studies (SUGS): Allows students to complete an undergraduate and Master’s degree in five years.

Master's Degrees

Engage in interdisciplinary research and projects with a diverse cohort of peers from other top ranked units across the University of Michigan campus.

Doctorate degrees

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Full-time five-year research-based program. Develops skills that apply to careers both inside and outside academia. Michigan Engineering provides all PhD students with a tuition waiver, stipend and health insurance.

Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing (DEng): Graduate professional degree for students who have already earned both a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in any engineering or business discipline. Details in Michigan Engineering Course Guide and Bulletin.

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  • Apply to a master’s program if you plan to end your studies at the master’s level.
  • Apply to the PhD program directly if you plan to pursue a PhD. (If you do not currently hold a relevant master’s degree, you’ll earn it during the first two years of the PhD program.)

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University of Michigan Engineering is proud to be ranked #4 Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs in the country, 2020 USNWR.

Nexus is the hub, center, first connection, and front door to online degrees and professional education at Michigan Engineering for learners and faculty alike.

Nexus offers a limitless learning experience that builds connections to renowned faculty, leading-edge knowledge, and an enthusiastic community of learners in order to share ideas, multiply innovation, and catalyze learning.

No matter your location. No matter your situation. No matter your age. If you’re an alum, an engineering professional, or an organization that wants your team to stay current, motivated, and ready, connect with Nexus.