Master's Students

Drexel is home to one of the top-ranked engineering schools in the country. One out of every 100 engineering students working in the United States today holds a degree from our College of Engineering. 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 $20M in research expenditures last year alone, the College provides an inspiring range of opportunities for graduate research: 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.

MS degrees are offered through seven College departments, all based at our University City campus, an innovative hub replete with restaurants, food trucks, affordable housing, and access to national and international transportation.

Our customizable plan of study provides maximum flexibility and lets you drive your specialization. Graduate minors are offered in 40 engineering and non-engineering disciplines.

Drexel also offers online tracks to the MS degree, as well as online certificates. The MS program has been designed to accommodate full- or part-time students, on campus and off. Learn more about special funding opportunities for new students.

Here’s the breakdown of degrees offered:

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

Applying

Admission Requirements 

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. See our admission guidelines.

Although admission requirements vary by program, acceptance typically requires a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for the last two years of undergraduate work. Applicants for post-master’s status must show potential for further study in their master’s-level studies. Individual departments often have their own added requirements.

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.

The GRE General Test is required of all applicants seeking to enter one of the MS programs with the intent to pursue studies on a full-time basis. Generally, successful candidates will have a combined verbal and quantitative score of 300 or higher and an analytical writing score of 3.5 or higher.

Financial Aid

There are many scholarships and fellowships available for graduate students, ranging from need-based to merit-based, from paying for textbooks to funding your entire education. Scholarship opportunities are available within Drexel and within specific CoE departments.

At the Master's level, accepted students are reviewed by research faculty for possible funding opportunities. Decisions regarding assistantships and fellowships are made after an individual's application is complete and admission is granted. Some offers of financial assistance, including stipends and tuition support, are made to those students whose background and achievements are compatible with the faculty's research needs. Please contact specific CoE departments with questions.

Discounted tuition rates are available for alumni, military, and partner organizations.

Prospective students should consult the Graduate Admissions Financing page and the Drexel Central Financial Aid & Assistance page for additional information and guidance about other university and external sources of funding that may be available.

Ready to Apply 

Applicants may only apply to one program. All documents submitted by you or on your behalf in support of the application for admission to Drexel University become the property of the university and will not be released to you or any other party. Apply online at the Graduate Admissions office.