University of Arizona
Graduate College Programs

A Place of Discovery

UA Graduate Engineering programs are among the best in the nation. The College's graduate programs are ranked in the top 50 nationwide, with five programs – electrical engineering (top 20 percent), computer engineering, systems and industrial engineering, environmental engineering, and civil engineering – in the top 25 percent.

The College of Engineering's faculty and staff create a supportive, entrepreneurial environment in which students thrive, a place where graduate students don't just take part in projects, they drive research – in far-reaching interdisciplinary areas such as sustainability and infrastructure, biomedical systems and devices, defense and homeland security, and advanced manufacturing and materials.

University of Arizona Graduate Discovery

Overview: Students at the Helm

Not Your Typical Desert Town

Tucson, Arizona's tech corridor – well represented in aerospace and defense, bioscience, border technology, optics and photonics, and solar and renewable energy – is a mecca for the entrepreneurially inclined grad student.

The city may be in a semi-arid region, which certainly lends to the UA College of Engineering’s expertise in water conservation and energy sustainability, but the Sonoran Desert – one of the most diverse desert ecosystems in the world – is anything but typical. Mountain ranges towering upwards of 9,000 feet surround the city of a half million, and many students and their families spend their free time hiking and biking the canyon floors and mountain trails. In town, a streetcar service connects the University to Fourth Avenue and downtown, where there are endless choices for dining, family and cultural events, nightlife, concerts and professional theater.

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contact For more information, please email the College of Engineering’s Office of Graduate Education, or call 520.621.0764.

Programs of Study – Descriptions and Requirements

The University of Arizona offers 13 engineering master's and doctoral degree programs through the College of Engineering and its departments, and an additional one through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Degree Programs
  Accelerated MS Traditional MS PhD Degrees
Aerospace Engineering  
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering *
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Engineering: Innovation, Sustainability & Entrepreneurship
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering  
Mining, Geological, and Geophysical Engineering  
Systems Engineering
*Jointly administered with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Check out UA Engineering Online options, too.

Solving tomorrow's problems today

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All students apply to Engineering graduate programs through the UA Graduate College.

Please visit the following UA Web pages for details:

Financial Support

A number of fellowships, scholarships, grants, graduate assistantships and jobs are available to help you attain your graduate education goals in the UA College of Engineering. Graduate assistant positions are available through College departments. We encourage you contact the departments in which you are interested.

Visit the UA Graduate College for additional information on funding resources and financial aid.

All graduate students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to be eligible for need-based grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study programs.


Funding Opportunities >


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Recent Grad to 'Pilot'
OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft

Recent Grad to ‘Pilot’ the OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft

Recent Grad to 'Pilot'
OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft

Rebuilding After Homeland Quake

Rebuilding After Homeland Quake

Rebuilding After Homeland Quake

Peace Corps Workers Doing a World of Good

Peace Corps Workers Doing a World of Good

Peace Corps Workers Doing a
World of Good

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