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Master’s Degree in General Engineering

2,732 Yearly Graduations
$87,600 Median Salary
$29,748 Median Debt
A master's degree in engineering is offered at 111 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 20% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 42.2% of engineering graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Engineering Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 2,732 students earned their master's degree in engineering. This makes it the 59th 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 4,807
Bachelor’s Degree 2,756
Master’s Degree 2,732
Doctor’s Degree 443
Undergraduate Certificate 242
Basic Certificate 159
Graduate Certificate 106

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 75.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,070
Women 662
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 251
Black or African American 127
Hispanic or Latino 111
White 945
International Students 1,154
Other Races/Ethnicities 144
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Engineering Master's Degree Students

There are 111 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
270 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
25% 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 $8,651 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,906 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 270 people received their master's degree in engineering from UMCP. About 18% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
226 Yearly Graduations
32% 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 $50,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,027 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 226 people received their master's degree in engineering from Northeastern. About 32% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas
157 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lamar University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in engineering. Roughly 14,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,912 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,234 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 157 master's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Lamar University. Of these students, 11% were women and 1% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire
143 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Dartmouth College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in engineering. Roughly 6,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,496 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $53,496 per year.

The engineering program at Dartmouth College awarded 143 master's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 38% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
109 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Alabama at Birmingham is the 5th 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 2017-2018 academic year, 109 people received their master's degree in engineering from UAB. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

#6

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, Alabama
102 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th 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.

The engineering program at University of Alabama in Huntsville awarded 102 master's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

#7

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia
97 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Old Dominion University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a 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 $9,727 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 97 people received their master's degree in engineering from Old Dominion. Of these students, 19% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Oklahoma Christian University

Edmond, Oklahoma
92 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oklahoma Christian University comes in at #8 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 $22,460 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,124 per year.

The engineering program at Oklahoma Christian University awarded 92 master's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 24% of this group were women, and 70% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado
78 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Colorado Boulder is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in engineering. Roughly 35,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,248 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,484 per year.

The engineering program at University of Colorado Boulder awarded 78 master's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 24% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
77 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering 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 $10,387 per year.

The engineering program at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee awarded 77 master's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 32% were women.

#11

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
69 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brown University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a 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 $54,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,320 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 69 people received their master's degree in engineering from Brown. Of these students, 39% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado
60 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their master's degree is Colorado State University - Fort Collins. 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 $10,214 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 60 master's degree were handed out to engineering majors at Colorado State. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

60 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their master's degree is Ohio University - Main Campus. Each year, around 29,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,192 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,444 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 60 people received their master's degree in engineering from Ohio U. About 28% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California
53 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Francisco State University is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a 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 53 master's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 34% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
48 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Los Angeles comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering 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.

The engineering program at University of California - Los Angeles awarded 48 master's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Of these students, 17% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of the Pacific

Stockton, California
48 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of the Pacific is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in engineering. Roughly 6,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,480 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,480 per year.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 48 people received their master's degree in engineering from Pacific. About 35% of this group were women, and 58% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

45 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for engineering majors who are seeking their master's degree is Arizona State University - Polytechnic. Each year, around 4,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,613 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,406 per year.

The engineering program at Arizona State University - Polytechnic awarded 45 master's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#18

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana
44 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in engineering. Roughly 17,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,407 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,511 per year.

The engineering program at University of Louisiana at Lafayette awarded 44 master's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. About 14% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
41 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Skysong is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in engineering. Roughly 31,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,529 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,264 per year.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 41 master's degree were handed out to engineering majors at ASU - Skysong. Of these students, 24% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

40 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Fresno comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in engineering. Each year, around 25,300 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 California State University - Fresno awarded 40 master's degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Electrical Engineering 11,637
Mechanical Engineering 8,212
Civil Engineering 5,830
Computer Engineering 4,800
Industrial Engineering 3,243

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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