​​Graduate Degree Programs

The Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science offers the PhD, MS, BS and Master of Engineering degrees.

Opportunities for advanced study and research are presently available in biomechanics, energy conversion and efficiency, advanced materials, nanotechnology and computational mechanics.

Faculty and students collaborate on interdisciplinary projects with partners in Biomedical Engineering, Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and the School of Medicine. Students interested in these fields and registered in the department may take courses offered by these programs and may include faculty from these departments on thesis committees.

The PhD in Mechanical engineering is aimed students interested in a research career in government, industry, or academia that involves teaching, conducting basic research, or managing basic research in mechanical engineering or a related discipline.

The PhD in Aerospace engineering is aimed at students interested in a research career in government, industry, or academia that involves teaching, conducting basic research, or managing basic research in aerospace engineering or a related discipline.

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering provides engineering skills for advanced professional practice or preparation for doctoral studies.

The Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering provides engineering skills for advanced professional practice or preparation for doctoral studies.

The Master of Science in Materials Science & Engineering is aimed at students interested in developing and applying new materials to solve important technical problems in many disciplines.

The Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (MEng) is aimed at international students interested in seeking to establish graduate educational credentials in mechanical engineering within the United States; students transitioning into a career in mechanical engineering from other disciplines; new hires at companies willing to invest in an accelerated mechanical engineering graduate education; and people already working in the industry who wish to reinforce and enrich their engineering skills. Students seeking a doctoral degree should apply to the PhD program rather than the MEng program.

Dual Degree Program – MEng & MBA
The combined MEng/MBA program builds engineering and business skills for a career in technical management.

Prerequisites: accredited bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or a related science.

Average length of study: 2.5 years for full-time students.

Aimed at students interested in: management of mechanical engineering-focused technical enterprises.

Courses are centered on: a combination of engineering and business concepts.

Degree Requirements:
  • Total number of hours required for the dual degree is 75 (both degrees will be granted simultaneously upon completion)
  • Complete 51 hours for MBA (66 minus 15 transferred from the MEng.)
  • Complete 24 hours for MEng. (30 minus 6 transferred from the MBA)
  • Program duration is 2.5 years, including summer internship
  • Students must apply to and be accepted by both programs
  • Students must apply to the second program before the end of the first year (it is preferable that student apply to both prior to admission)
  • Take GMAT or GRE
  • Program starts in August only
Tuition and Scholarship: If a student starts the program in the Engineering School, they will be charged Engineering tuition for the first two semesters. MBA tuition will apply to the final three semesters. If a student starts the program in the MBA, they will be charged MBA tuition for the first three semesters. Engineering tuition will apply for the final two semesters.

CONTACT US

Director of PhD Studies
Jessica Wagenseil
(314) 935-5052
Urbauer Hall, Room 314B
jessica.wagenseil@wustl.edu
Director of MS Studies
David Peters
(314) 935-4337
Urbauer Hall, Room 314G
dap@wustl.edu

Olin Fellowship Program
Outstanding women applying for admission are encouraged to compete for the prestigious Mr. and Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowships for Women in Graduate Studies.

Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship Program
The Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship Program was established in 1991 for the purpose of providing strong encouragement as well as generous financial support to outstanding and diverse students interested in careers as college or university professors.

The Institute of Materials Science & Engineering offers an interdisciplinary PhD in Materials Science & Engineering.

Visit IMSE to learn more!

Learn more about Independent Study, and find the forms you need to get started here.


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Doctor of Science (DSc)

The Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science department offers the Doctor of Science (DSc) degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Materials Science.

The DSc is intended primarily for part-time students. It has similar requirements to the PhD but without the teaching requirement.

For a list of differences, review the comparison chart here.