Graduate & professional programs

Make your mark

Make your mark in nuclear nonproliferation, autonomous transportation, carbon capture, cancer research or space travel. Earning a professional certificate or degree in one of our engineering graduate programs will help you make a greater impact.

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

#8

Best online graduate
engineering program

U.S. News & World Report 2024

Degree options

PhD, master’s, or professional certificates — we have the engineering graduate 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.

Master’s

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.

PhD

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)
Aerospace$78,782$94,278
Biomedical$75,750$80,000
Chemical$76,600
Civil$62,191$74,333
Environmental$70,302$63,351
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
Mechanical$77,264$100,656
Naval Architecture & Marine$65,877$81,580
Nuclear
Robotics$103,750
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.