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Degree options

find your fit; find your future

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. 

Master’s degrees

  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
  • Master of Engineering (MEng)

You can find more details in the Michigan Engineering Course Guide and Bulletin.

Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Studies (SUGS): Allows current U-M students to complete an undergraduate and Master’s degree in five years.The program does not require a dual enrollment, though a minimum of two full terms (minimum of 9 hours each term) of graduate enrollment in Rackham only is required.

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Interested in an engineering master’s degree?

Learn about specific degree options, requirements and benefits of a master’s degree from Michigan Engineering.

Doctorate degrees

You can apply to our PhD program with a master’s or just a bachelor’s degree. Our PhD students receive full funding, which includes a tuition waiver, monthly living stipend, and health insurance.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Full-time four- to five-year research-based program. Develops skills that apply to careers both inside and outside academia. We provide 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.

You can find more details in the Michigan Engineering Course Guide and Bulletin.

Dual degree, joint degree & certificate programs

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Graduate Certificate Programs

To explore by degree type visit the Master’s website.

ONLINE DEGREES

We’re proud to be ranked #6 Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs in the country, 2021 USNWR.

Nexus is the college’s home for online and professional education – a hub 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.

BY DEPARTMENT: Degrees & contacts

Start a conversation with a graduate coordinator to learn more about admissions, resources and community in their department or program.

Aerospace Engineering (AERO)

Department Graduate Coordinator: Ruthie Freeman, frruth@umich.edu

  • Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
  • Master of Engineering in Space Engineering (MEng)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Applied Physics

Graduate Coordinator: Cynthia McNabb, cyndia@umich.edu

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (PhD)

Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Department Graduate Coordinator: Maria Steele, msteele@umich.edu

  • Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (PhD)

Chemical Engineering (ChE)

Department Graduate Coordinator: Susan Hamlin, hamlins@umich.edu

  • Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (PhD)

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Department Graduate Coordinator: Anne Speigle, aspeigle@umich.edu

  • Civil Engineering: MSE
  • Civil Engineering: PhD
  • Construction Engineering & Management: MSE, MEng
  • Environmental Engineering: MSE
  • Environmental Engineering: PhD
  • Smart Infrastructure Finance: MEng
  • Structural Engineering: MEng

You can also earn a dual degree, including options with the Ross School of Business, the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and the School for Environment and Sustainability.

Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering (CLASP)

Department Graduate Coordinator: Claire Miller, ccdewitt@umich.edu

  • Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering: PhD
  • Applied Climate: MEng
  • Atmospheric and Space Sciences: MS
  • Space Engineering: MEng

Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

Department Graduate Coordinator: Ashley Andreae, csegradstaff@umich.edu

  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

Department Graduate Coordinators: Kristen Thornton (PhD) thorntok@umich.edu, Devon Degraffenreed ddreed@umich.edu (Master’s)

  • Master of Engineering (MEng)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Engineering Education Research (EER)

Program Graduate Coordinator: Lisa Parisi lparisi@umich.edu

  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE)

Department Graduate Coordinator: Matthew Irelan, mirelan@umich.edu

  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Dual degree with School of Business: IOE MS/MBA

Integrative Systems and Design (IS+D)

Department Graduate Coordinator: ISD graduate coordinator, isdgradcoords@umich.edu

  • Automotive Engineering MEng (on campus and online)
  • Design Science MS + PhD
  • Energy Systems Engineering MEng (on campus and online)
  • Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering MEng (on campus and online)
  • Manufacturing MEng (on campus and online)
  • Manufacturing DEng
  • Manufacturing Engineering + MBA
  • Systems Engineering and Design MEng (on campus and online)

Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Program Coordinator: Susan Kaiser, smkaiser@umich.edu

  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Dual Degree: Masters of Management (MM) with Ross School of Business

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Department Graduate Coordinator: Renee Hilgendorf, reneeh@umich.edu

  • Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Department Graduate Coordinator: Adam Mael, amael@umich.edu

  • Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME)

Department Graduate Coordinator: Nathalie Fiveland, fiveland@umich.edu

  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Dual degree: Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering & School of Business: NAME MSE/MBA

Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS)

Department Graduate Coordinator: Garnette Roberts, garnette@umich.edu

  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics

Robotics

Department Graduate Coordinator: Denise Edmund, dledmund@umich.edu

  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)