Students attending institutions affiliated with the Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) Engineering Dual Degree Program are eligible to apply to engineering master's programs under a variety of admissions options.
Students interested in engineering are encouraged to earn undergraduate engineering degrees to gain a strong foundation in general engineering principles and to further expand their options by earning master's degrees.
The three options for affiliated students to pursue WashU master's degrees are:
Master of Engineering degrees are typically viewed as terminal degrees allowing maximum flexibility in course selection. Master of Science degrees are typically more structured in terms of required course work, and students with undergraduate degrees specifically in engineering are often better prepared to enter these master's programs. Graduates from Master of Science programs are better prepared to move forward to doctoral programs, as they often become more involved in research experience. However, Master of Science programs also include course only options for those not interested in doing research.