The Graduate Experience

A graduate degree in engineering will provide you with excellent opportunities to build on your strengths and concentrate your efforts on your chosen field.

How to apply

The Michigan Tech Graduate School is an important resource both during your application process and throughout your graduate studies. There is no cost to apply online. We also encourage you to contact an engineering department graduate program director, who can talk with you about your academic and career goals.

On the rise

Over the past two decades, doctoral degrees in engineering have more than doubled nationwide. During the same period, the financial investment by government and industry to support research at engineering colleges in our nation has grown threefold. Here at Michigan Tech, an emphasis on graduate enrollment continues to raise graduate student numbers to their highest level ever. We are proud to supply the nation and the world with talented, knowledgeable, and inspired leaders. An advanced engineering degree will open many career doors for you—industrial research and management, research in federal laboratories, an entrepreneur leading your own business, a rewarding career as a university professor, and more.

Discover knowledge

As a graduate student you are often the discoverer, rather than the consumer, of new knowledge. Our faculty and students are known internationally for their innovative capabilities. Multidisciplinary research projects are common. In addition to a faculty advisor, it is not unusual to have close interactions with many other professors—a factor that will greatly broaden your perspective. While research is often conducted in teams, your research experience will be direct, focused, and involve significant control of the investigative process.