Graduate & professional programs

Make your mark

Our graduate students use world-class equipment and help lead our most interesting endeavors.

Make your mark in nuclear nonproliferation, autonomous transportation, carbon capture, cancer research or space travel.

Our campus is home to the world’s most powerful laser, a 32-acre proving ground for driverless technology, a two story earthquake lab, a robot playground and a 18,000 sq. ft. cleanroom nanofabrication facility.

# 7

Best engineering
graduate school

U.S. News & World Report 2023


Best online graduate
engineering program

U.S. News & World Report 2023

Degree options

PhD, master’s, or professional certificates — we have the programs to empower your biggest ideas, no matter what your undergraduate degree is. Whether you’re interested in boosting your earning power and accelerating your career with a master’s degree or looking at a PhD, a graduate coordinator can help you weigh the benefits of a master’s vs PhD. 

Find the graduate contact for your department of interest.


We offer nearly 40 Master’s degree tracks, including dual and joint degrees, online masters programs and a Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Studies program that can help you get your master’s faster. Check out master’s options and chart your path.


Not just a great engineering school, but a great engineering school within a great university. Take advantage of all that Michigan has to offer. Our PhD students receive full funding, which includes a tuition waiver, monthly living stipend, and health insurance.

Why you should get a PhD from Michigan

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Professional education

Nexus is the college’s home for online and professional education. You can get a master’s to make more money, take non-credit classes or earn credentials — including Lean and Six Sigma.

Is grad school worth it?

The benefits of earning an advanced degree in engineering can include starting your career at a higher salary and entering the workforce in more specialized or senior-level roles, where you’ll be more likely to have an immediate impact. On average, our alumni earn roughly 17.4% more with a master’s degree. 

2021 engineering salaries

Our Master’s programsU-M Bachelor’s Average Salary (2022 data) U-M Master’s Average Salary (2022 data)
Electrical Engineering$86,866$119,420
Computer Engineering
Computer Science$103,480$151,600
Data Science$112,250
Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering$105,000
Industrial & Operations$92,042$99,876
Materials Science$71,600
Naval Architecture & Marine$65,877$81,580
Space Engineering$98,571
Average salaries by program with a U-M bachelor’s and U-M master’s degree. U-M salary data is self-reported by our alumni courtesy of the Engineering Career Resource Center; as a result, sample size can vary. Programs linked to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.