The education of engineers in state-of-the-art areas of advanced technology and the UMass Lowell's commitment to national and regional economic development are the major premises upon which the graduate programs in the College of Engineering are based. These programs are intended to produce engineers whose education not only develops expertise in the design, development and production of products, but also an understanding of the management involved in the creation of new products, companies and service organizations. Thus, the graduate programs in engineering are intended to educate engineers capable of keeping abreast with the rapidly changing technology that characterizes the high technology economy of the Northeast and for research careers in academia, industry and government. These graduate programs lead to degrees of Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy. The College is led by James A. Sherwood, Ph.D., Interim Dean of the Francis College of Engineering. The graduate programs for the College are overseen by Joey Mead, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.
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The Master of Science in Engineering (M.S. Eng.) degree awarded in the following fields:
The Master of Science (M.S.) degree awarded in the following fields:
Francis College of Engineering Expanded Bachelor's to Master's Policy
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree awarded through the College of Engineering in the following options:
The intent of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program is to prepare engineers for leadership and research positions in industry, academia and government. The doctoral program includes advanced graduate course work in engineering and allied subjects and research culminating in a doctoral dissertation.
A total of 63 credit hours of graduate level courses are required for the Ph.D. degree. These credits are composed of the following components:
In addition to this 63 semester hours of approved graduate courses and dissertation:
Options are offered in the following areas:
The Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (Ph.D.) degree awarded through the Kennedy College of Sciences in the following fields:
The Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (Ph.D.) degree awarded through the Kennedy College of Sciences in the following fields: