The College of Engineering’s graduate programs emphasize innovation, engagement and rigorous multi-disciplinary research. NDSU is a world-class research institution recognized for its focus on students, and intellectual pursuit. Graduate students are respected as important contributors to the campus’ intellectual environment. You will get the opportunity to immerse yourself in your chosen research area and provided with the necessary foundation to independently develop and apply your creativity.
CoE graduate students are expected to develop their own course of study and research in consultation with a supervising advisory committee that includes a major advisor and three or more faculty members in the research area of interest. The collegial nature of the faculty guidance ensures you receive a well-balanced level of support.
There are many ways to fund your graduate education at NDSU. Students who are admitted into the College of Engineer's graduate program usually receive support (tuition and a stipend) for their period of study, provided their performance is satisfactory. Applicants are expected to hold baccalaureate degrees from universities of recognized standing prior to admission. Applicants should have shown an outstanding performance and generally acquired a grade point average of 3.0 or higher from their undergraduate degree. Because graduate admission is competitive at NDSU, we suggest that you apply in advance of deadlines.
Graduate programs are administered through the individual departments within the College of Engineering. Degrees are offered in the following fields:
- Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering (M.S. and Ph. D.)
- Biomedical Engineering (M.S. and Ph. D.)
- Civil Engineering (M.S. and Ph. D.)
- Computer Science (M.S. and Ph. D)
- Construction Management (M.S., MCM, Certificate)
- Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S., M. Engr., Ph. D.)
- Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
- Industrial Engineering and Management (M.S. and Ph. D.)
- Manufacturing Engineering (M.S. and Ph. D.)
- Mechanical Engineering (M.S. and Ph. D.)
- Software Engineering (M.S., M.S.E., Ph. D., Certificate)
Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs
- Environmental and Conservation Science (M.S. and Ph. D.)
- Materials and Nanotechnology (Ph. D.)
- Natural Resources Management (M.S. and Ph. D.)
- Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Education (Ph. D.)
- Transportation and Logistics (Ph. D.)