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Master’s Degree in General Engineering

2,939 Yearly Graduations
$87,600 Median Salary
$29,748 Median Debt
There are 114 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in engineering. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 20% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 41.5% of engineering graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Engineering Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,939 students earned their master's degree in engineering. This makes it the 54th most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in engineering at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 4,685
Master’s Degree 2,939
Bachelor’s Degree 2,900
Doctor’s Degree 430
Undergraduate Certificate 382
Basic Certificate 323
Graduate Certificate 80

Earnings of Engineering Majors With Master’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in engineering is $87,600. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $76,750 to a high of $93,850.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in engineering is $29,748. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $31,079 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $24,523.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $347.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degree in engineering. About 77.2% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,268
Women 671
Gender Diversity of Master's Degree in Engineering

The racial-ethnic distribution of engineering master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 244
Black or African American 153
Hispanic or Latino 128
White 1,055
International Students 1,220
Other Races/Ethnicities 139
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Master's Degree Students

There are 114 colleges that offer a master’s degree in engineering. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
319 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for engineering students seekinga master's degree is University of Maryland - College Park. Roughly 40,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,158 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 319 people received their master's degree in engineering from UMCP. About 16% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
315 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northeastern University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in engineering. Each year, around 21,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,793 per year.

The engineering program at Northeastern University awarded 315 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#3

Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire
175 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Dartmouth College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in engineering. Roughly 6,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,605 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,605 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 175 people received their master's degree in engineering from Dartmouth. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#4

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
135 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Alabama at Birmingham is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in engineering. Roughly 20,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,100 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 135 people received their master's degree in engineering from UAB. Of these students, 20% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia
100 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Old Dominion University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in engineering. Roughly 24,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,029 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,207 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 100 master's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Old Dominion. About 17% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas
95 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lamar University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in engineering. Roughly 14,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,032 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,324 per year.

The engineering program at Lamar University awarded 95 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 11% of this group were women, and 3% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, Alabama
84 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Alabama in Huntsville. Each year, around 9,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,632 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 84 people received their master's degree in engineering from UAH. Of these students, 20% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
83 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in engineering. Roughly 24,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,543 per year.

The engineering program at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee awarded 83 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 23% were women.

65 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Colorado State University - Fort Collins comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in engineering. Each year, around 33,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,426 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,520 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 master's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Colorado State. About 26% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
63 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brown University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in engineering. Each year, around 10,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,112 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $57,112 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 63 people received their master's degree in engineering from Brown. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#11

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado
60 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Colorado Boulder. Roughly 35,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,728 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,826 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 people received their master's degree in engineering from CU - Boulder. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#11

Oklahoma Christian University

Edmond, Oklahoma
60 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oklahoma Christian University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in engineering. Each year, around 2,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,250 per year.

The engineering program at Oklahoma Christian University awarded 60 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 15% were women and 62% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of California - Riverside

Riverside, California
59 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Riverside is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in engineering. Roughly 23,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The engineering program at University of California - Riverside awarded 59 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

59 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio University - Main Campus comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in engineering. Each year, around 29,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,612 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,444 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 people received their master's degree in engineering from Ohio U. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

#15

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Platteville, Wisconsin
53 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Wisconsin - Platteville. Each year, around 8,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,418 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,640 per year.

The engineering program at University of Wisconsin - Platteville awarded 53 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 23% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
53 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their master's degree is Arizona State University - Skysong. Roughly 31,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,867 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,384 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 people received their master's degree in engineering from ASU - Skysong. About 23% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
42 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Los Angeles is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in engineering. Each year, around 44,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 master's degree were handed out to engineering majors at UCLA. About 29% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California
40 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Francisco State University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in engineering. Each year, around 29,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The engineering program at San Francisco State University awarded 40 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 30% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

San Jose State University

San Jose, California
39 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their master's degree is San Jose State University. Each year, around 35,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 master's degree were handed out to engineering majors at San Jose State. Around 59% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

#19

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
39 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Wisconsin - Madison. Roughly 42,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their master's degree in engineering from Wisconsin. Of these students, 13% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to engineering that offer master’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Electrical Engineering 10,493
Mechanical Engineering 7,864
Civil Engineering 5,612
Computer Engineering 4,523
Biomedical Engineering 2,909

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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