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Many of today’s top paying degrees are in the technical fields, and a master’s degree in Engineering is certainly no exception. In Monster.com’s Best-Paying and Worst-Paying Master’s Degrees, master’s in engineering degrees secure six of the top ten slots.

Adding a graduate degree to your resume is a solid investment toward landing a higher-level management position within the engineering field. Choosing to complete your engineering degree online offers flexibility on a number of levels, allowing you to get the education to advance in your field, without actually having to leave the field to do it. Most programs can be completed as quickly or slowly as you would like, with many schools allowing as long as seven years to complete the degree. Best of all, when you choose an online format, you have no geographical limitations- you can get your degree from one of the top schools in the nation, without having to relocate or commute. Selecting an online master’s program from a highly-ranked and cost-efficient engineering school is sure to be a sound investment, and this ranking gives you the information to help you get the best bang for your buck.

This particular ranking is based on an equal weight of program quality, as measured by US News & World Report, and estimated program cost.


50. Florida International University

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Florida International University is Miami’s first and only public research university, and with nearly 20 million dollars of external research funding, the College of Engineering and Computing offers great opportunities for student research. Graduate degrees in Computer Engineering and Engineering Management can be completed online in just 10 months. When you choose Florida International University for your online engineering graduate degree, you can expect to have professors who are leaders in their field.

Estimated Tuition: $35,964

Program Website: http://gradschool.fiu.edu/

 

49. Drexel University

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With approximately 26,000 students online and on campus, Drexel is one of the nation’s largest private universities. Founded in 1891, Drexel has deep roots as a top-tier university and its College of Engineering has a reputation for excellence in academics and research. With degrees in Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Engineering Technology, Project Management, Property Management, and Systems Engineering, Drexel offers a wide variety of options through its online master’s program. Online students are taught by the same tenured and nationally-recognized faculty who teach on campus, so online students can expect the same high quality of education as campus students at Drexel.

Estimated Tuition: $47,025

Program Website: http://www.drexel.edu/grad

 

48. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Worcester is a moderately sized institution, which allows class sizes to be small enough to ensure competitive student-to-faculty ratios. WPI places a high value on the quality of student and faculty relationships, so if you are looking for an online graduate education experience where you don’t feel quite so disconnected, this might be it. Graduate engineering degree options abound at Worcester: Electrical & Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Power Systems Engineering, Robotics Engineering, and Systems Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $38,430

Program Website: http://grad.wpi.edu

 

47. University of Alabama – Huntsville

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Not only is the University of Alabama Huntsville a top-tier research university, but it also prioritizes small class sizes so you won’t get lost in the shuffle. The College of Engineering is the largest of UAH’s colleges. Huntsville is known as the “Rocket City” because of the role the city played in the nation’s earliest space missions. With NASA just down the road, UAH’s engineering programs benefit from the local engineering expertise. Three online graduate graduate engineering degrees are offered through UAH, including Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering, and Systems Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $22,270

Program Website: http://www.uah.edu/graduate

 

46. University of Nebraska – Lincoln

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The University of Nebraska Lincoln was founded in 1869 and is among the top-tier research universities in the nation. UNL is home to students from every state and over 100 countries, and diversity is among its core values. UNL offers an online graduate degree in Engineering Management.

Estimated Tuition: $32,250

Program Website: http://www.unl.edu/gradstudies

 

45. University of Colorado – Boulder

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The University of Colorado-Boulder was founded in 1877 and is Colorado’s flagship university. With five Nobel laureates and a faculty with over 50 members of prestigious academic academies, CU-Boulder has a strong tradition of academic prowess. Online graduate engineering degrees offered at CU-Boulder include Aerospace Engineering Service, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, and Telecommunications.

Estimated Tuition: $24,330

Program Website: http://admissions.colorado.edu

 

44. University of South Carolina

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The University of South Carolina is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a top-tier institution for research and community engagement. Engineering has been taught at this school for over 150 years. The only Master of Science in Engineering Management offered in the state, and one of few such degrees in the Southeast, is offered online through the University of South Carolina.

Estimated Tuition: $35,850

Program Website: http://www.cec.sc.edu/apogee/faq.html#admission

 

43. United States Merchant Marine Academy

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The United States Merchant Marine Academy is one of five federal service academies, and is well known for its rigorous academic program. Academy faculty are internationally recognized for their wealth of marine engineering knowledge and teaching excellence. The USMMA offers an online Master of Science in Marine Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $36,000

Program Website: http://www.usmma.edu/after-graduation/graduate-program

 

42. University of Illinois – Chicago

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The University of Illinois-Chicago is a major research institution and is the largest university in the Chicago area. With more than a third of UIC’s students speaking English as a second language, the school is recognized as one of the nation’s most diverse universities. Online MEng degrees are offered with a Generic Specialization available, as well as specializations in Bioinformatics Engineering, Electromagnetic Engineering, and Wireless Communications and Signal Processing.

Estimated Tuition: $27,972

Program Website: http://www.uic.edu/eng/meng/

 

41. Montana Tech of the University of Montana

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Originally known as the Montana State School of Mines, the university was founded in 1900. Montana Tech serves as Montana’s geologic and hydrogeologic research arm through the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, and is one of a small number of schools that offer undergraduate degrees in geophysical engineering, metallurgical engineering, mining engineering, and petroleum engineering. Montana Tech offers an online master’s degree in Project Engineering and Management, which entails online courses as well as a final in-person presentation.

Estimated Tuition: $23,100

Program Website: http://www.mtech.edu/academics/gradschool/

 

40. Iowa State University

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Iowa State University was founded in 1858 as the Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm, and officially became The Iowa State University of Science and Technology in 1959. Among other impressive innovations, Iowa State is responsible for developing the world’s first electronic digital computer and the encoding process that most fax machines use. An array of online master’s degrees in engineering are offered by Iowa State, including Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Human Computer Interaction, Industrial Engineering, Information Assurance, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Civil Engineering with an Emphasis in Construction and Management.

Estimated Tuition: $19,094

Program Website: http://www.elo.iastate.edu/

 

39. University of Alaska – Anchorage

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Located in Alaska’s largest city, the University of Alaska-Anchorage is the state’s largest post-secondary institution. Surrounded by large mountains, lakes, ponds and wildlife, UAA’s campus blends the urban and outdoors. Given the arctic climate of much of the state, you are sure to gain some arctic expertise with UAA’s graduate online program in Arctic Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $35,700

Program Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/admissions/

 

38. Lehigh University

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Lehigh University is one of the largest private university campuses in the nation, with 2,358 acres of land. The university is internationally recognized, but strives to maintain a small college atmosphere. Lehigh offers online graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biological Chemical Engineering, Healthcare Systems Engineering, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Management Science and Engineering, and Polymer Science and Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $30,000

Program Website: http://distance.lehigh.edu/

 

37. Ohio University

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Quite accustomed to providing online education, Ohio University had 6,129 students enrolled in e-Learning in the 2013-2014 school year. The Fritz J and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s motto is “create for good” and their mission is to provide top-notch education so that you can “create for good”, too. Ohio University offers online master’s degrees in Engineering Management, Electrical Engineering, and Civil Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $21,686

Program Website: http://engineering.online.ohio.edu/admissions/

 

36. New York Institute of Technology

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New York Institute of Technology is a non-profit private institution with over 12,000 students on campuses in New York, global partner universities, and online. Among many notable accomplishments, NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences is responsible for patents in high definition television, hybrid electric vehicles, and computer graphics and animation. To meet the engineering needs of the unprecedented growth within the energy management field, New York Institute of Technology offers an online Master of Science degree in Energy Management.

Estimated Tuition: $38,280

Program Website: http://www.nyit.edu/admissions/graduate/

 

35. University of Alabama – Birmingham

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The University of Alabama-Birmingham is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for its very high research activity and community engagement. In fall of 2012, students from more than 87 countries were enrolled at UAB, and the school’s graduate enrollment is the highest among all Alabama universities. UAB offers online graduate engineering degrees in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management, Civil Structural Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, and Information Engineering and Management.

Estimated Tuition: $26,103

Program Website: http://www.uab.edu/online/degrees-certificates/graduate/master-degrees

 

34. University of Arizona

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In 1885 the University of Arizona was established in the middle of the desert, even before Arizona was a state. Today, it is a leading-edge public research university and conducts more than $625 million of research each year. The University of Arizona offers online graduate degrees in Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering Management, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Engineering in Mineral Resources.

Estimated Tuition: $13,410

Program Website: http://www.uab.edu/online/degrees-certificates/graduate/master-degrees

 

33. University of Florida

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The University of Florida’s College of Engineering began in 1910 with three undergraduate engineering programs, and graduate programs were added to the school 18 years later. Currently, the College of Engineering is UF’s largest professional school and is one of the three largest research units at the university. The University of Florida offers online graduate engineering degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $20,700

Program Website: http://www.ufedge.ufl.edu

 

32. Washington State University

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Washington’s original land grant university, Washington State University was founded in 1890 in Pullman. Because of WSU’s extensive materials engineering research, nearly half of the wood-plastic industry in North America relies on material formulations developed at this university. WSU offers online master’s engineering degrees in Electric Power Engineering and Engineering and Technology Management.

Estimated Tuition: $41,250

Program Website: http://www.etm.wsu.edu

 

31. University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs’ campus provides a view of Pikes Peak, a 14,100-foot mountain that provided the inspiration for the Katharine Lee Bates’ “America the Beautiful” in 1893. UCCS is one of the fastest growing universities in Colorado, and has approximately 2,000 students enrolled in online courses this year. Over two-thirds of online graduate engineering students complete the program in two-and-a-half years or less. UCCS offers online engineering master’s degrees in Engineering Management, Space Operations, Systems Engineering, and Energy Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $22,500

Program Website: http://www.uccs.edu/admrec/index.html

 

30. Michigan Technological University

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Michigan Tech began in 1885 as the Michigan Mining School, with a goal of training mining engineers to operate local coal mines. With nearly 60 percent of all students enrolled in an engineering program, Michigan Tech’s emphasis on engineering education is evident. Michigan Tech offers online master’s degrees in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $23,670

Program Website: http://www.mtu.edu/gradschool/

 

29. Polytechnic Institute of New York University

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The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering was founded in 1854 and is currently the second-oldest private engineering school in the United States. The school is an important part of NYU campuses in Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, and downtown Brooklyn. NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering offers online graduate degrees in Bioinformatics, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity (traditional or management tracks), Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Organizational Behavior, Systems, and Analytics.

Estimated Tuition: $44,070

Program Website: http://www.poly.edu/nyuepoly

 

28. Texas A&M University – Kingsville

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As the oldest continuously operating public institution of higher learning in South Texas, Texas A&M University-Kingsville grew out of the teacher college movement of the early 1900s. Today, nearly 1500 students are pursuing engineering and technology majors in the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering. The College of Engineering has secured research grants and contracts worth over $3 million annually in order to support cutting edge research. Texas A&M University-Kingsville offers an online master’s degree in Industrial Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $46,062

Program Website: http://www.tamuk.edu/future/

 

27. University of Bridgeport

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Originally called the Junior College of Connecticut, the school was founded in 1927 and renamed the University of Bridgeport 20 years later. Students from 88 countries and 44 states attend the University of Bridgeport, and the school maintains a strong commitment to student development and support. The University of Bridgeport offers online graduate degrees in Computer Science and Technology Management.

Estimated Tuition: $24,915

Program Website: http://www.bridgeport.edu/academics/online-programs

 

26. Columbia University

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Columbia University was founded in 1754 and was originally named King’s College. Countless influential graduates from Columbia University have been responsible for engineering innovations worldwide since the school’s inception. New York City has Columbia University’s engineers to thank for much of its communication and municipal services infrastructure, as well as its buildings, bridges, tunnels, and monuments. Columbia University offers online graduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering-Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $51,090

Program Website: http://www.cvn.columbia.edu

 

25. University of South Florida

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With nearly 48,000 students served, the University of South Florida is one of the largest public universities in the nation. It is among the top 50 universities in the country for federal research expenditures. Engineering research at USF focuses mainly on Biomedical Engineering and Sustainability, primarily in water resources and energy. The University of South Florida offers an online graduate degree in Electrical Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $26,310

Program Website: http://www.grad.usf.edu/graduate-admissions.php

 

24. Auburn University

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Auburn University was founded in 1856 and was the first land-grant college in the South. The school has a long history of engineering education, starting with awarding one of the first engineering degrees in the Southeast in 1872. Auburn University has multiple online graduate degree offerings, including Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $22,500

Program Website: http://eng.auburn.edu/online/graduate-degrees/index.html

 

23. Missouri University of Science & Technology

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Missouri University of Science and Technology was founded in 1870 as one of the first technological schools west of the Mississippi. Missouri S&T was awarded $30.7 million in research for the 2014 fiscal year, 79 percent of which was from federal sources. S&T offers online graduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Explosives Engineering, Geotechnics, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Systems Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $33,491

Program Website: http://dce.mst.edu/index.html

 

22. University of Toledo

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Established in 1872, the University of Toledo is a public research institution with 23,000 students. It is one of 14 state universities in Ohio, and in 2006 UT merged with the Medical University of Ohio to form the third-largest public university operating budget in the state. UT offers an online Master of Science in Engineering degree.

Estimated Tuition: $18,352

Program Website: http://www.eng.utoledo.edu/coe/practice_oriented_masters/

 

21. University of North Carolina – Charlotte

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The University of North Carolina was founded following World War II, and has grown from an original class of 278 freshman to a total enrollment today of over 26,000 students. The William States Lee College of Engineering is home world-class graduate programs in a variety of fields. A wide array of online graduate degrees are offered at UNC, including Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nanoengineering, and Nuclear Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $27,540

Program Website: http://engineeringonline.ncsu.edu/PS/grad_degrees.html

 

20. University of Southern California

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Founded in 1880, the University of Southern California is now one of the world’s leading private research universities. More engineers graduate from the Southern California region than from any other in the country. The same high admissions standards and graduation criteria as campus-based students can be expected of online students, which demonstrates USC’s uncompromising commitment to high-quality education. USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering offers the following online graduate degrees: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Financial Engineering, Green Technologies, Industrial Systems Engineering, Systems Architecting and Engineering, and Chemical, Materials, and Petroleum Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $44,430

Program Website: http://viterbi.usc.edu/admission/

 

19. Johns Hopkins University

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Hackerman Hall is the headquarters for interdisciplinary research at Johns Hopkins, uniting work in engineering, computer science, robotics, mathematics and medicine. With more than 130 years of history under its belt, Johns Hopkins has a long background of demonstrated leadership in teaching and research. Every year since 1979 John Hopkins has won more federal research and development dollars than any other university. Johns Hopkins offers the following online graduate engineering degrees: Bioinformatics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Science, Information Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, and Systems Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $33,300

Program Website: http://ep.jhu.edu/admission-info

 

18. Lawrence Technological University

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LTU has a rich engineering history, as the school was launched by Henry and Edsel Ford in their former Model T assembly plant 80 years ago. The LTU campus is located in the center of “Automation Alley”, which gives the campus access to the wealth of engineering expertise in the area. LTU offers online master’s degrees in Engineering Management and Industrial Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $30,240

Program Website: http://www.ltu.edu/futurestudents/

 

17. Virginia Tech

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Virginia Tech officially opened in 1872 as a land grant-university under its founding name, Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College. The university is now home to Virginia’s highest ranked engineering school. Virginia Tech offers online graduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering, Information Technology, and Ocean Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $39,570

Program Website: http://www.eng.vt.edu/students/distancelearning/programs

 

16. Kansas State University

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Founded in 1858 with 53 students enrolled, K-State now has more than 24,300 students from all 50 states and from more than 100 countries. The school is home to more national CASE/Carnegie Professors of the Year than any other public research university in the country. K-State offers online master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Engineering Management, and Operations Research. A Nuclear Engineering degree is also offered in online format for Navy personnel.

Estimated Tuition: $20,340

Program Website: http://www.k-state.edu/grad/

 

15. Cornell University

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Founded in 1865 as New York’s federal land-grant institution, Cornell is now a leading privately endowed research university. The university’s College of Engineering is the leading engineering school in the Ivy League. Graduate degree students in the College of Engineering include professionals from employers such as Applied Materials, BAE Systems, Boeing, Carrier, Google, L-3 Communications, Lockheed Martin, and the U.S. Air Force. Cornell offers an online master’s degree in Systems Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $29,500

Program Website: http://www.systemseng.cornell.edu

 

14. Texas Tech University

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In 2013, more Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grants were awarded to Texas Tech faculty members than to than any research university in the country. Engineering has deep roots at Texas Tech, as the subject was one of the original academic programs offered when the university opened in 1925. Today, the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering at Texas Tech is an internationally recognized research institution. The school offers online graduate degrees in Engineering, Software Engineering, and Systems and Engineering Management.

Estimated Tuition: $25,703

Program Website: http://aln.coe.ttu.edu/alnweb/

 

13. Ohio State University

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Ohio State was founded in 1870, with a focus on the sciences and engineering since
its inception. Ohio State’s graduate and undergraduate engineering programs are both
ranked 1st among all Ohio universities and in the top 20 nationally. The College of
Engineering has offered online graduate degrees since 2003, including a Master of
Science in Welding Engineering and a Master of Global Engineering Leadership.

Estimated Tuition: $21,686

Program Website: http://mse.osu.edu/department/academics/distance-education

 

12. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

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One of the first public universities in the nation, the University of Michigan was opened in 1817. In 1866, it became the largest university in the nation. Today, U-M is is one of the few public institutions to be consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities. Students from all over the nation and nearly 50 countries have earned master’s degrees in engineering from U-M’s online format. U-M Ann Arbor offers online master’s degrees in Automotive Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering, Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering, and Manufacturing.

Estimated Tuition: $36,270

Program Website: http://isd.engin.umich.edu

 

11. California State University – Fullerton

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CSUF is home to more than 38,000 students from over 80 countries. Its campus is vast, spanning 236 acres in north Orange County. CSUF is situated near some of the world’s leading technical organizations, which provides the school access to the area’s cutting-edge technological expertise. CSUF’s College of Engineering and Computer Science offers online graduate degrees in Environmental Engineering and Software Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $27,612

Program Website: http://www.fullerton.edu/admissions/

 

10. University of Maryland – College Park

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The University of Maryland began in 1856 as the Maryland Agricultural College, and today is home to 37,000 students and 9,000 faculty and staff. The university’s close proximity to leading tech companies and federal laboratories in the Washington, D.C. area lends the school ample opportunities for advancement and enrichment. The University of Maryland is one of the country’s leading public research universities. The A. James Clark School of Engineering offers the following graduate degrees online: Bioengineering, Energetic Concepts, Fire Protection Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Project Management, Reliability Engineering, and Sustainable Energy Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $28,830

Program Website: http://advancedengineering.umd.edu

 

9. University of Wisconsin – Madison

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UW-Madison was founded in 1848, and began with 17 students enrolled. Today, more than 43,000 students call UW-Madison home. Among the nation’s leading colleges of engineering, the UW College of Engineering has 44 research centers and 21 research consortia. UW-Madison offers online graduate degrees in Sustainable Systems Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Management, Engine Systems, Polymer Engineering and Science, Technical Japanese, Electrical Engineering (Power Electronics), and Mechanical Engineering (Controls).

Estimated Tuition: $37,812

Program Website: http://distancedegrees.engr.wisc.edu

 

8. Purdue University – West Lafayette

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Purdue University was founded in 1869 as a land-grant institution, and the first engineering degree was presented nine years later. The 2013-2014 university-wide student-to-faculty ratio was 14 to one, so you are likely to get plenty of faculty support at Purdue. The College of Engineering offers the following online master’s degrees: Engineering, Engineering-MBA Dual Degree, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $34,020

Program Website: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ProEd/Admissions/

 

7. Pennsylvania State University – World Campus

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Penn State began in 1855 as Pennsylvania’s only land-grant university. Today, with 24 campuses and its online program, World Campus, Penn State has set a priority on reaching far and wide to provide quality education to students. Penn State’s College of Engineering offers online graduate degrees in Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Software Engineering, and Systems Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $34,578

Program Website: http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/admissions

 

6. University of California – Los Angeles

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UCLA has a long history of excellence in sports and academics, with 14 Nobel laureates, 12 Rhodes scholars, 111 NCAA titles, 250 Olympic medals, and more than 100 companies created based on technology that was developed at UCLA. UCLA Engineering happens to be the birthplace of the internet, as well as home to the first reverse osmosis membrane. UCLA offers an online Master of Science in Engineering degree.

Estimated Tuition: $33,003

Program Website: http://msol.ucla.edu

 

5. Mississippi State University

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MSU was founded in 1878 as a land-grant institution, and its School of Engineering began in 1902. MSU got an early start with providing online education, offering its first online courses and programs in the mid-1980’s, primarily taught by faculty in the Engineering department. Today, MSU offers the following online master’s degrees: Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $12,309

Program Website: http://www.grad.msstate.edu/prospective/admissions/domestic/

 

4. University of Arkansas – Fayetteville

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The U of A has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having the highest possible level of research. The school is consistently ranked among the best values and top public research universities in the country, and its College of Engineering is home to the only comprehensive engineering program in the state. Among the school’s many distinguished alumni are NASA leaders and the inventor of key pacemaker technology, Walter Keller, Jr.. The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville offers online master’s programs in Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $9,000

Program Website: http://www.mse.uark.edu/

 

3. North Carolina State University

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NC State opened over 125 years ago, and today the university consistently rates as one of the best values in higher education. More than 3,000 graduate students are enrolled in the College of Engineering at NC State, and the College is currently the lead institution for two NSF Engineering Research Centers. NC State offers a variety of online master’s degree options, including Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Networking, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Nanoengineering, and Nuclear Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $22,530

Program Website: http://www.ncsu.edu/grad

 

2. Arizona State University

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A comprehensive research university, ASU is home to over 77,000 students, including students from over 150 countries. The university measures its success “not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed.” ASU offers online master’s degrees in Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science (Software Engineering), Embedded Systems, Engineering Management, Modeling and Simulation, Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering/MBA Dual Degree, and Quality, Reliability and Statistical Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $14,460

Program Website: http://engineering.asu.edu

 

1. South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

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The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology was founded in 1885 to provide mining education. Today, it is a strong research university, focusing its research on Energy and Movement, Materials and Manufacturing, Underground Science and Engineering, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education. The school’s student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1 so plenty of faculty support is available. SDSM&T offers online graduate degrees in Construction Engineering and Management, Engineering Management, and Mining Engineering.

Estimated Tuition: $12,800

Program Website: http://graded.sdsmt.edu/

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