Colleges and Schools
There are several reasons to enroll in Graduate School at Michigan Tech. Quality education: We are large enough to be rich in resources and small enough to provide a highly personalized graduate education. Hands-on research: Pursue relevant research and experience state-of-the-art laboratories. Less debt: We provide excellent opportunities to support your education through research and teaching assistantships. More job offers: You will gain the knowledge and skills sought by industry, government agencies, and academia. And we have the nation’s largest Peace Corps Master’s International Program, with eight different academic disciplines.
We’re a vibrant community of scholars and leaders committed to education in and out of the classroom. We call ourselves an Honors College—but not in the traditional sense. Our mission is to serve all of Michigan Tech’s highly motivated students, regardless of GPA, by providing countless (and unexpected) ways to enhance the college experience. We want every student to take full advantage of the amazing opportunities that Tech has to offer. Michigan Tech can be much more than a major—it can be your path to success.
The School of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), placing us in the top one-third of business schools in the world. The School is a recognized leader in experiential learning. Our undergraduate curriculum features many hands-on learning opportunities, including our own Applied Portfolio Management Program, where student teams invest more than $1 million of funds in the stock market. Our graduate programs include the MBA, which is designed to integrate business and technology. The School also offers a Master of Science in Applied Natural Resource Economics with an option to complete this educational experience through the Peace Corps Master's International Program.
The College of Engineering offers the high-tech excitement of a large engineering program located on a friendly campus of 7,000 students. Innovative research and education are our hallmarks. The National Academy of Engineering highlighted the Enterprise Program as one of seven exemplary capstone programs in the nation. Nearly 60 percent of all Michigan Tech students are enrolled in 12 undergraduate and 29 graduate programs across eight departments: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Fundamentals, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics.
Michigan Tech’s location in Upper Michigan allows for extensive research and scholarship in the outdoors. Undergraduates can focus on wildlife or forest management and/or ecological studies, using the 5,000-acre Ford Forest to enhance their educational program. Graduate students choose from five master’s and two PhD degrees to further specialize in work related to our natural resources. Laboratories, greenhouses, and access to Lake Superior and numerous inland rivers and lakes make a Michigan Tech education in the natural sciences and forestry unlike any other.
Every Michigan Tech student attends classes within the College of Sciences and Arts (CSA). Foundational courses in mathematics, physics, humanities, and social sciences add depth and breadth to the Michigan Tech educational experience. Further, electives and minors, courtesy of the 12 departments in CSA, allow students in any curricula to explore scholarship in areas outside of their career track. More than 20 graduate programs and certificates are also available for students’ next level of research and study.
Hands-on, lab-intensive education is the hallmark of the School of Technology. All of our undergraduate degree programs produce skilled technical professionals who are able to effectively manage both people and projects. Computer network and system administration, construction management, electrical or mechanical engineering technology, and surveying engineering are all possibilities for undergraduate study. New graduate programs focus on geospatial technology, which links data to location, and medical informatics, which combines information science, computer science, and health care.