Graduate Degree Programs

Engineering at Illinois' graduate program is nationally renowned for both its education and research. With eight top-five programs and 15 ranked in the top 10, Illinois is the home to innovation in every engineering discipline.

Traditional Master's & Ph.D. Programs

Engineering at Illinois offers traditional master's with thesis and Ph.D. programs in 12 departments. Many students in these programs are able to secure funding through departmental support such as research or teaching assistantships (RA/TA), fellowships or scholarships.


Professional Master's Programs

Engineering at Illinois offers 11 on-campus non-thesis professional master's degrees that are designed to be completed in one academic year of full-time study. Students in these programs typically are self-funded or arrange funding through their employers.


Online Professional Master's Programs

Engineering at Illinois offers seven online non-thesis professional master's degrees. Students in these programs typically are self-funded or arrange funding through their employers.


Joint Degree Programs

Engineering at Illinois offers four joint degree programs, pairing degrees from top-tier colleges across the University of Illinois campus.


Combined Bachelor's/Master's Programs

Current Engineering at Illinois undergraduate students in the departments below can apply during their junior year to be part of a combined bachelor's/master's degree program. Students are able to earn both degrees in only five years. Contact the department's graduate program coordinator to learn more.