Professional Degree

What is the professional degree?
The programs leading to the professional degree are for engineers who wish to do advanced work beyond the level of the M.S. degree but who do not desire to emphasize research. The degree is offered in the departments of civil engineering, computer science, earth and environmental engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering and operations research, and mechanical engineering. It is not offered in all concentrations. Check the bulletin for department degree offerings.

What are the degree requirements?
The professional degree is awarded for satisfactory completion of a graduate program at a higher level of course work than is normally completed for the M.S. degree. At least 30 points of credit of graduate work beyond the M.S. degree, or 60 points of graduate work beyond the B.S. degree are required for the professional degree.

How do I apply for the professional degree?
Select the professional degree from the program options on the online application if you are applying to any of these departments, civil engineering, earth and environmental engineering, and mechanical engineering. 

If you want to apply to the professional degree program in, electrical engineering, computer science, or industrial engineering, please indicate your interest in this program on your personal statement. The professional degree will not appear as an option on the application to these departments. 


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