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Ken Bohrer
Senior Career Counselor

John Doherty

Director, Cooperative Education

Graduate Co-op

Graduate co-op enables graduate students to alternate class terms with a six-month period of hands-on experience, gaining access to employers in their chosen industries. 

Expand Your Graduate Experience

Cooperative education at Drexel is available for select master's degree programs. Whether co-op takes students throughout the United States or abroad, they are expanding their professional networks, enhancing their résumés, and bringing that experience back to the classroom and their peers. 

Graduate Co-op Calendar

Fall Winter Spring Summer
Year One Class Class Class Co-op
Year Two Co-op Class Class*  

*Most students graduate after the spring quarter. Students who do not complete course requirements by the spring quarter may need to take additional coursework.

Eligible Programs

Full-time on-campus master's-level students enrolled in the following programs are eligible to participate in the graduate co-op program:

  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning 
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Security & Privacy
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Food Science
  • Human-Computer Interaction & User Experience 
  • Information Systems
  • Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Business
  • Internet of Things (formerly Telecommunications Engineering)
  • Machine Learning Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Robotics and Autonomy
  • Software Engineering
  • Strategic & Digital Communication
  • Systems Engineering
  • Transdisciplinary Science, Computing, and Engineering Design

For more information about graduate co-op, review our Frequently Asked Questions and the Graduate Co-op Policies [PDF].

View the Graduate Co-op Calendar for upcoming program dates and deadlines.

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