Graduate Degree Programs
Advanced graduate degrees for the next step in your career
Grainger Engineering offers research-oriented, thesis-based master's and Ph.D. programs, as well as professionally-oriented master's programs, across 12 departments. These programs enable you to interact with leaders of their field, have sufficient impact on science and industry, and explore innovation and discovery across disciplinary boundaries.
Professional Master's Programs
Grainger Engineering offers 12 on-campus, non-thesis professional master's degrees that are structured to be completed in 2-3 semesters of full-time study, some of which are offered online. Several of these programs are professionally-oriented master’s degrees that are designed to prepare you for careers in corporate environments, technology innovation, and management.
Joint Degree Programs
Grainger Engineering offers three joint degree programs, pairing degrees from top-tier colleges across the University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamapaign campus.
Combined Bachelor's/Master's Programs
As a Grainger Engineering undergraduate, you are able to apply during your junior year to be part of a combined bachelor's/master's degree program and complete both degrees in five years.
Get an early start on your research
Experience research at Illinois by participating in one of our summer research experiences for undergraduates (REUs). This is a great way to explore campus, build research skills, meet faculty and current graduate students, learn about Grainger Engineering's graduate programs, and explore the community!
Work on research projects to help increase the power density of current mobile electrified systems by 10-100 times the current state of the art. Contact: Joe Muskin: firstname.lastname@example.org | 217-265-6481 or Dr. Jessica Perez: email@example.com | 217-300-5866
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Solve a challenging, meaningful scientific question by taking part in the interdisciplinary innovative materials research. Contact: Dr. Pamela Pena Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org | 217-300-6699
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Application fee waiver for Domestic Ph.D. applicants
- Available now through January 15, 2020
- Domestic applicants only
- Must have a 3.5 or greater cumulative undergraduate GPA
- Must be eligible for direct admission into a Ph.D. program