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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.

Online Professional Master's Programs

Some of our professional masters programs are offered entirely online.

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!

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

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