Engineering Graduate Program

Engineering Graduate Program

Student Feature

What does it take to be an engineering student at WT? Tanna walked us through a day in her life as an engineering student, and also shared how she was able to get an internship through her relationships with faculty. Tanna now has the practical skills and confidence to go out and be the best engineer she can be.


About Our Program

Increasingly, today’s engineers are expected to have interdisciplinary knowledge of all facets of engineering. The Master of Science in Engineering program is designed to prepare engineers for anything they’ll see in their career — even if it’s not the specialty they studied in undergraduate courses. In this program, students gain working knowledge of many engineering disciplines, from mechanical to civil, environmental to electrical, while also having the flexibility to concentrate on a specific area. This degree provides a rare opportunity to expand skills into all facets of engineering while augmenting skills in a chosen specialization.


Degree Specializations

You design your own degree plan with the concentration that will move your professional career forward.

Explore Sample Degree Plans


Nationally Ranked Online Program


Students who are well suited to this program are: 

  • Driven by a need to discover
  • Intrigued by research and design
  • Pursuing research because of a passion to learn new things
  • Interested in developing and learning skills in new areas of engineering while enhancing skills in their own area.

In addition to the benefits of strong industry ties and advanced labs, WTAMU has dedicated faculty and advisers involved in challenging, groundbreaking research. This program is thus geared toward both students and industry professionals interested in everything from sustainable technologies and processes to promising research advancements. With a wide variety of class options from business-oriented classes to engineering courses, students will be able to bridge gaps that they could not before. 

About the Master of Science in Engineering

Available 100% Online, Fully Online (86-99%), or Hybrid/Blended

The Master of Science in Engineering program offers two options:

  • A 30-hour in-person thesis track designed for students who may be planning to continue to a doctoral program or considering a career in R&D. Students may benefit from WT’s institutional agreement with Texas A&M University for acceptance into its doctoral program and potential scholarship opportunities.
  • A 36-hour non-thesis program with 100% online options, designed to meet workforce needs with flexible scheduling for working professionals.

Due to visa regulations, International Students with non-immigrant F1 visa status will not be admitted into the 36 credit hour online track. 

Thesis Option:

  • Twenty-four (24) semester hours of approved courses,
  • Six (6) additional hours of thesis research credit,
  • A successful defense of a research thesis,
  • National or international presentation of work, and
  • Publication in proceedings are required to complete this option.

Non-Thesis Option:

  • Minimum of thirty-six (36) semester hours of course work including a three-credit-hour project course.

The project course incorporates a written report and oral presentation to a faculty committee. Additional course work may be necessary for students lacking the proper course prerequisites or as specified in an approved plan of study. The 36-hour program will facilitate students who want post graduate study as a requirement for professional certification.

Program Requirements

Suggested Plan of Study:

Thesis Option

Non-Thesis Project Option


Semester Credit Hours


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Area of Specialization


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Program Admission

Admission Requirements:

To be accepted into the MS Engineering program a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in an engineering or closely related undergraduate degree program preferred
  • International  Applicants Only: TOEFL score 213 (computer-based; 79 (iBT) or IELTS score of 6.5 or PTE 53

Application Process:

  1. Apply through the Graduate School using their application page.
  2. Submit payment of the $55 graduate admissions fee through the above page. 
  3. Submit all university transcripts. All students must submit official copies of transcripts before admission.
  4. Submit a letter of intent describing your interest in engineering and what you hope to gain from this program. There is no particular format for this letter. The graduate program leadership would like to gain an understanding of your interest in engineering, experience level, and expectations for this degree program. Upload your letter of intent to the WTAMU Applicant Portal.
  5. Once all application materials have been received by the Graduate School, you will be contacted by a representative from the College of Engineering.

Admission Deadlines:

All application materials must be received by August 1st to be considered for Fall admission, December 1st to be considered for Spring admission, and May 1st to be considered for Summer admission.

Career & Research Opportunities

The Master of Science in Engineering is a versatile degree with a wide variety of possible careers. Some of the most common careers and companies for our graduates include:

  • Senior systems engineer (Bell and Pantex)
  • Senior electrical engineer (Xcel, Bell, and Pantex)
  • Processing engineering manager (Bell, Owen’s Corning, Asarco, Amarillo Gear)
  • Construction project manager (Pantex, Bell)
  • Senior mechanical engineer (National Labs and NASA)
  • Automation engineer 
  • Fire Protection engineer (Pantex and National Labs)
  • Design engineer

Scholarships & Program Cost

There are numerous scholarships and financial aid programs available to Graduate Engineering students.


WT Graduate School
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