Programs and Certificates

The following graduate degree and certificate programs can be completed online through Michigan Tech.

Graduate Degree Programs

Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering

Both the master’s and certificate provide students with an advanced program in the design, calibration, and operating characteristics of electric-drive and hybrid-drive vehicles. The 30-credit MEng program is based on a distance-learning course initially developed by Michigan Tech, General Motors, and AVL, and selected by the Michigan Academy of Green Mobility for training automotive engineers. A Department of Energy grant funded the development of the full curriculum and mobile laboratory. The interdisciplinary program was designed with input from Argonne National Laboratory and the following industry partners: MAGMA, General Motors, Eaton, Horiba, MathWorks, Schweitzer Engineering Labs, and Woodward.

Learn more about earning an MEng in Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering


MS in Applied Science Education

Choose one of two tracks: Applied Science and Mathematics or Earth System Science (ESS). Each track requires completion of 30 credits and can be completed in three years. Teachers take online courses during the academic year and field-based or on-campus courses during the summer.

The Applied Science and Mathematics track is designed for teachers who wish to improve their knowledge and application of science and mathematics in the classroom. The ESS track is designed for in-service teachers who want to improve their understanding of Earth science; this track can lead to Earth science teaching certification.

Learn more about earning an MS in Applied Science Education


MS in Electrical Engineering (Emphasis on Power Engineering)

This program enables professionals to earn course credit at their convenience. Off-campus students enroll in the same classes as on-campus students, following the same syllabi, schedules, and, with a few exceptions, course work.

Energy systems emphasize power systems, with renewable energy and power electronics as other major areas of interest. Online courses are taught by a panel of expert faculty whose interests are focused in energy systems.

Learn more about earning an MS in Electrical Engineering


MS in Integrated Geospatial Technology

Geospatial technology links information to location. Gain in-depth, hands-on knowledge of remote-sensing technologies and the software that makes sense of raw information. Geospatial technology is a high-growth industry and a vital tool in fields ranging from petroleum exploration, forestry, and agriculture to intelligence, Internet mapping, marketing, and public utilities.

The majority of courses are offered online. Degree options include a traditional thesis, a practicum with a company, or a course-based plan of study. This interdisciplinary program employs various technologies, including GIS, GPS, GLOSNASS, Galileo, COMPASS satellite positioning systems, earth observation systems such as space-borne and UAV imaging, LiDAR, SAR and InSAR.

With this graduate degree, you will be prepared to use existing tools and will gain the skills needed to develop the geospatial technologies of the future

Learn more about earning an MS in Integrated Geospatial Technology


MS in Mechanical Engineering

Join one of the nation’s largest ME-EM departments, and work with scholars to achieve technological, environmental, industrial, and societal sustainability. Our graduate program is ranked in the nation’s top fifty by US News & World Report. Distance-learning, research-based MS and PhD degrees maintain the high standards of Michigan Tech graduate education. The public defense of theses, dissertations, reports, and projects normally occurs on campus. Students in partnered programs may take up to one-third of the required course work credits from other universities, with prior approval. PhD students are admitted and conduct research with the same standards and rigor as on-campus students; thus, they should be working in a corporate, federal, or similar R&D environment. Research credit fees or a formal research contract may be required.

Learn more about earning an MS in Mechanical Engineering


MS in Medical Informatics

Medical informatics is the intersection of information science, computer science, and health care. This field deals with the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine. Regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) include specific security and compliance provisions. Technological advances in the medical field, accompanied by the requirement to keep data confidential, create the need for this graduate program.

The program provides research opportunities and a flexible curriculum to accommodate both traditional and nontraditional graduate students. It will produce qualified employees for hospitals, laboratories, computer/information security firms, medical technology firms, public health organizations, medical software companies, insurance companies, and governmental organizations.

Learn more about earning an MS in Medical Informatics


PhD Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Join one of the nation’s largest ME-EM departments, and work with scholars to achieve technological, environmental, industrial, and societal sustainability. Our graduate program is ranked in the nation’s top fifty by US News & World Report. Distance-learning, research-based MS and PhD degrees maintain the high standards of Michigan Tech graduate education. The public defense of theses, dissertations, reports, and projects normally occurs on campus. Students in partnered programs may take up to one-third of the required course work credits from other universities, with prior approval. PhD students are admitted and conduct research with the same standards and rigor as on-campus students; thus, they should be working in a corporate, federal, or similar R&D environment. Research credit fees or a formal research contract may be required.

Learn more about earning a PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


Graduate Certificate Programs

Advanced Electric Power Engineering

A shortage of engineering talent in the US electrical energy industry has created a need for highly trained staff who are qualified to handle research and development and the application of new technology. All lectures will be offered online to accommodate engineers’ work schedules.

This 15-credit program provides students with advanced knowledge of the operation and design of electric power systems. It is designed, in consultation with electric utilities, to address continuing education needs. Students must have a degree in electrical engineering or a closely related field. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.

Learn more about earning a certificate in Advanced Electric Power Engineering


Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering

Both the master’s and certificate provide students with an advanced program in the design, calibration, and operating characteristics of electric-drive and hybrid-drive vehicles. The 15-credit HEV Graduate Certificate is based on a distance-learning course initially developed by Michigan Tech, General Motors, and AVL, and selected by the Michigan Academy of Green Mobility for training automotive engineers. A Department of Energy grant funded the development of the full curriculum and mobile laboratory. The interdisciplinary program was designed with input from Argonne National Laboratory and the following industry partners: MAGMA, General Motors, Eaton, Horiba, MathWorks, Schweitzer Engineering Labs, and Woodward.

Learn more about earning a certificate in Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering


Students should indicate that they are applying to an online program on their application if they intend to complete their degree off-campus.

Important Information for Domestic Students

Michigan Tech seeks authorization or exemption in as many states as possible. Information on Michigan Tech’s status by state can be found through our state authorization webpage.

Important Information for International Students

At this time we can only accept international applications from Ontario, Canada for our online programs. Many countries have restrictions prohibiting students from earning their degrees online, and at this time we cannot accept international applications for our online programs from other countries.

If you are interested in an online degree from Michigan Tech, please check back for an updated listing of the states/countries where we can offer our online programs. We are working on establishing authorization in as many states/countries as possible. All students are still welcome to apply for our on-campus programs.