College of Engineering Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Degree Programs

MASTER OF SCIENCE

The College of Engineering (COE) at the University of Toledo (UT) offers the following Master of Science (M.S.) degrees through its departments:

The M.S. program is designed to prepare students for research and advanced engineering careers. The COE offers three different options for completing a M.S. degree. Although all options are available for the M.S. degree, the number of students admitted under each is up to the discretion of the respective department and varies from year to year.


M.S. THESIS OPTION

The M.S. Thesis option is a research degree and is designed for students who desire advanced engineering study and research activity. Students who are considering further study at the doctoral level should consider this option. The program requires 30-credit hours, as follows:

  • 21-credit hours of coursework, with specific restrictions on the type and level of courses that must be included within the program. Elective courses must be selected from departmental electives approved by the Department Chair or the Graduate Program Director.
  • 9-credit hour of thesis, that is conducted under the direction of the research adviser. The thesis is the written document that describes new knowledge created through experiment or advanced analysis. The results reported in a thesis are often appropriate for publication in a peer-reviewed journal or conference.

M.S. PROJECT OPTION

The M.S. Project option is designed for students who desire advanced engineering study with an applied focus. The program requires 30-credit hours, as follows:

  • 24-credit hours of coursework, with specific restrictions on the type and level of courses that must be included within the program. Elective courses must be selected from departmental electives approved by the Department Chair or the Graduate Program Director.
  • 6-credit hours of project, conducted under the direction of an adviser. The project involves the collection or analysis of engineering data, the development of an engineering model, or similar types of engineering projects. The project may be associated with the needs of a regional engineering firm who seeks the University's assistance in the completion of their engineering tasks.

Project option is available in all departments. Please consult specific department websites for more information.


coursework-only option

The coursework option is designed for students who desire advanced engineering study through classroom training only. The program requires 30-credit hours of coursework, with specific restrictions on the type and level of courses that must be included within the program. Elective courses must be selected from departmental electives approved by the Department Chair or the Graduate Program Director. Coursework only option is available in all departments. Please consult specific department web pages for more information.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

ph.d. in engineering

The College of Engineering (COE) at the University of Toledo (UT) offers a PhD in Engineering with concentrations in the following disciplines:

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • MS in Engineering with a Concentration in Computer Science
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

ph.d. in biomedical engineering

The PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toledo is a joint program between The College of Engineering and The College of Medicine. The program is open to qualified students with degrees in engineering or in science related fields such as biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or computer science. Since prospective students have a variety of backgrounds, the requirements for admission vary.


The Ph.D. programs require 90-credit hours beyond the Bachelor of Science, or 60-credit hours beyond the Master of Science degree.

For students entering with a B.S. degree, the programs require:

  • 45-credit hours of coursework, specific coursework requirements are set by each program. Coursework consists of core courses taken by all students in a particular program as well as elective courses that are selected in consultation with the dissertation adviser to support the research area.
  • 45-credit hours of dissertation research. Dissertation research is conducted under the direction of the research adviser. The results reported in the dissertation are typically submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

Students with an M.S. in Engineering may apply up to 30-credit hours of coursework toward the Ph.D. coursework requirements.

ONLINE MASTER PROGRAMS

ONLINE PART-TIME MASTER OF SCIENCE IN GENERAL ENGINEERING (PT-MSE-GENERAL)

The Master of Science degree in Engineering with a Concentration in General Engineering is a part-time, advanced degree specifically designed for current and future managers and engineers. This flexible, cross-disciplinary program combines study in business management and engineering, providing an alternative to a traditional business management or a technical master of science degree.

Additional information can be found on the PT-MSE-GENERAL website.


ONLINE PART-TIME MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENERGY ENGINEERING (PT-MSE-ENERGY)

Graduates of the Master of Science in Engineering with a Concentration in Energy Engineering develop expertise in many complementary areas, such as public policy, energy management, energy economics and finance, and energy consulting.

With flexibility and options for course work in law, business and finance, the concentration in energy engineering is ideal for professionals at companies that generate and distribute energy, as well as anyone seeking to manage energy portfolios in a variety of businesses and industries.

Additional information can be found on the PT-MSE-ENERGY website.

 

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS

Professional Science Masters (PSM) Degree in Green Chemistry and Engineering

Graduate students in Chemical Engineering can pursue an additional non-thesis Option -a Professional Science Master's degree in Green Chemistry and Engineering. The PSM degree requires 30-credit hours of approved graduate level course work and 6-credit hours of industrial co-op or internship.  Regardless of degree track, students benefit from available graduate courses in green chemistry, environmental chemistry, green engineering, biofuels, and traditional areas of chemistry and chemical engineering.

More information can be found on the School of Green Chemistry and Engineering website.


J.D./M.S.E. DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM

The Juris Doctor/ Master of Science in Engineering dual degree program is designed for students that might be interested in Intellectual Property and Patent Law. Offered by the UT College of Law in conjunction with the UT College of Engineering, the J.D./M.S.E. dual degree offers a student who has been admitted into the program the opportunity to complete requirements for both the J.D. and the M.S.E. degrees through a program of integrated curriculum in an accelerated period of study.

More information on the J.D./M.S.E. dual degree program can be found on the College of Law website.


EARLY ADMISSION B.S./M.S. PROGRAM

The B.S./M.S. program allows current UT undergraduate students to fast-track a master's degree by taking graduate level coursework as part of the undergraduate degree program.

More information can be found on the B.S./M.S. Program website.

Last Updated: 8/16/19