Top Schools for a Masters in Engineering Degree

Read on to learn about a couple of the top schools in the nation to offer a master's degree in engineering. Get info on program specifics and school rankings so you might make an informed decision on your education.

School Overviews

Engineering schools offer master's degrees in a range of specialties, including mechanical, industrial and electrical engineering. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Georgia Institute of Technology are two top schools with engineering master's degree programs. Both schools are highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report and offer several graduate engineering program specialties.

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA

School Highlight: Various engineering programs and departments at MIT are leading the way for the future of engineering and how it is taught as the university has begun its Innovation Initiative.

In 2015, MIT's School of Engineering was ranked the best graduate program in the country by U.S. News and World Report. School of Engineering enrollees can study graduate programs in aeronautics, biological, chemical, electrical, mechanical and computational engineering. Students learn engineering skills through traditional courses, engineering labs and research centers.

2. Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA

School Highlight: This schools is home to 47 master's degree programs in various areas of study, including engineering.

In 2015, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) was ranked sixth among engineering graduate schools by U.S. News and World Report. The College of Engineering at Georgia Tech offers a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computational Science & Engineering, Engineering Science & Mechanics, Environmental and Industrial Engineering, Materials Science, and Nuclear Engineering.

Top Engineering Graduate Schools

College/University Name Distinction Location
Ohio State University Engineering students have access to 27 research centers and laboratories specific to the field. Columbus, OH
Purdue University The school's online graduate engineering program ranked #6 on U.S. News & World Report's list of online engineering programs. West Lafayette, IN
Texas A & M University The school's College of Engineering is home to more than 350 faculty members and 14,000 students College Station, TX
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley ranked #3 on U.S. News & World Report's 2016 list of best graduate engineering schools Berkeley, CA
University of Florida In addition to the school's own research centers and institutes, students can access five national Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Gainesville, FL
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked the university #6 on its list of best graduate engineering schools Champaign, IL
University of Texas at Austin Companies such as Dell, IBM and National Instruments recruit from the school's engineering departments Austin, TX
University of Wisconsin - Madison Engineering students have access to more than 20 study abroad programs Madison, WI

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