Master's Students

Drexel is home to some of the top-ranked engineering departments in the country. Within these departments faculty and staff work to conduct research and offer academic programs. Our MS degree paves the way to advanced positions in industry, academia, or research in Cyber & Physical Infrastructure, Advanced Manufacturing, and Health & Medicine. College curricula are grounded in foundational principles and practices taught by over 100 accomplished faculty from all over the world.

With nearly $20M in annual research expenditures, the College provides an inspiring range of opportunities for participation with research in areas such as biomechanics, plasma science; nanomaterials; polymers; “Smart” grid technology; sustainability and the environment; urban green infrastructure; functional fabrics; wireless systems; biomaterials; drug delivery; and cybersecurity, among many others.

Master of Science degrees, offered through the six college departments, are based at our Philadelphia, University City campus. It is a vibrant and diverse place to live and learn that will inspire you. As a higher education institution with the one of the longest running and most well-established online education we offer many engineering programs online. Drexel Engineering also offers several online certificates that can stand alone or be built into your degree. The MS program has been designed to accommodate full- or part-time students, on campus and off.

Each program offers a customizable plan of study for maximum flexibility. The programs are built for providing the largest benefit to your interests or industry specialization. Graduate concentrations are also offered in 40 engineering and non-engineering disciplines.

Program Location
Architectural Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Construction Management
Philadelphia, Online
Electrical Engineering
Philadelphia, Online
Electrical/Telecommunications Engineering
Engineering Management
Philadelphia, Online
Environmental Engineering
Machine Learning Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Peace Engineering
Robotics and Autonomy
Systems Engineering
Philadelphia, Online

Admission Process

Acceptance for graduate study at Drexel requires, at minimum, a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the US or equivalent international institution. Although admission requirements vary by program, acceptance typically requires a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Individual departments often have their own added requirements. Visit our admissions guidelines page to learn more about our requirements and how to apply. 

Due to the continued challenges presented by Covid-19, including limited access to taking the GRE examinations, the College of Engineering has waived the GRE requirement for applicants to our doctoral programs through the Fall 2021 application deadline. We hope that this removes any barriers for students looking to begin their doctoral studies.

If you have already taken the GRE exam, we would still like to encourage you to submit your scores. They will be reviewed along with the other admissions materials and are a consideration in the evaluation for eligible scholarships and fellowship awards.

International Students

In addition to the other materials noted above, a standardized English Language exam will be required, such as the TOEFL or IELTS, for international students that are applying to any of our graduate degree programs.  A minimum TOEFL score of 90 or IELTS of 6.5 is required for all programs. For Fall 2021 we are also accepting Duolingo scores. Please note that the GRE General Test is optional for all applicants seeking to enter one any of our graduate degree programs.  Students who have received instruction in English in their primary and secondary schools and students who have been in the United States for four years or longer and have received a degree from an American institution may be eligible for a waiver of the English proficiency exam requirement by sending a written request to the department or program to which they are applying.

To learn more about special requirements, visit the office of International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) for information and support for international students.

Early acceptance to Drexel Engineering master’s programs is available to international students while earning bachelor’s degrees. Two options are available:

  • The 3+1+1 Program for Global Education Students is if offered in partnership with the Office of Global Studies. Students in this program study at their home institution for three years and then come to Drexel in years 4 and 5 to complete their bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • The Summer Research English Language Early Accept Program is offered in partnership with the English Language Center (ELC) at Drexel University. Students with a STEM or Engineering background apply to the master’s program and receive admission decisions before the end of their third year of undergraduate program. In the summer before beginning graduate study, students participate in a 5-week English language and research preparatory program.

Financial Aid

The cost of  a master’s degree program includes tuition, fees and other expenses. Scholarships, fellowships and award are available for graduate students ranging from need-based to merit-based to diversity awards. Learn about fellowships and awards opportunities within the College of Engineering. Additionally, prospective students may wish to visit the Center for Scholar Development Fellowships office for national and prestigious fellowship awards, and the Graduate Admissions Financing and Drexel Central Financial Aid & Assistance to learn about the different opportunities available to students.

Department specific awards may be available for new students which are assessed for eligibility on application submission.

Ready to Apply

The collection of application materials is handled by a central Graduate Admissions office at the university. More information about how to start an application can be found at the Graduate Admissions office. For application specific questions please email:

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