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.

Thesis-based Master's & Ph.D. Programs

Engineering at Illinois offers research-oriented, thesis-based master's 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 structured to be completed in 2-3 semesters of full-time study. Several of these programs are professionally-oriented master’s degrees that are designed to prepare students for careers in corporate environments, technology innovation, and management. Professionally-oriented master’s students receive additional services and career development opportunities from the College of Engineering’s Center for Professional and Executive Training and Education. Students in professional master’s 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.