Research-Track MS Program

The Research-Track Master of Science (MS) Program is a rigorous academic program tailored for individuals who aim to further their understanding in their chosen discipline and to complete a graduate-level research experience. This program requires involvement in academic research under the mentorship and supervision of a faculty advisor, culminating in the completion of a research thesis. The thesis is a scholarly contribution that demonstrates the student's ability to analyze and solve complex engineering challenges that require the ability to apply creative and innovative methods. The average length to degree for this program is 2 years. 

Skills Developed 

Research and Analysis Skills

Thesis students will hone their ability to conduct rigorous research, assess existing literature, and employ advanced methodologies to gather and analyze data. Through this process, they learn to identify gaps in knowledge and contribute valuable insights to their field. This fosters the capacity to adapt theories to practical scenarios and devise creative solutions.

Specialized Technical Knowledge

Students will cultivate strong problem-solving and critical thinking capabilities. Scholars learn to approach intricate engineering issues by applying analytical skills, evaluating various approaches, and synthesizing new strategies.

Communication and Presentation Skills

Students develop excellent communication and presentation abilities, essential for both academic and professional settings. They can articulate their research effectively, write comprehensive theses adhering to academic standards, and deliver compelling presentations to diverse audiences, showcasing their findings and methodologies. These skills are vital for sharing knowledge and driving advancements in engineering.


Career Opportunities & Outcomes

The research MS track leads to diverse and in-demand career prospects as well as prepares students to continue the educational journey and pursue a PhD program. Graduates can secure roles like design engineers, R&D specialists, project managers, or consultants across various industries. With expertise gained from our program, graduates drive innovation, contribute to sustainability, and may advance to leadership positions, impacting organizations and society while enjoying competitive salaries and professional growth. See below for career outcomes. 

Points of Pride

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Naval Air Systems Command
  • The Ohio State University
  • Transportation Research Center
  • U.S Air Force
  • U.S. Navy

Points of Pride

  • Cornell University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Purdue University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California – Berkeley
  • University of Waterloo

Points of Pride

  • Cummins Inc.
  • GE
  • Honda
  • KOCH Industries
  • Raytheon
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors
  • Honeywell
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Tesla
  • The Boeing Company