Texas Tech University

Master of Engineering

Texas Tech University's online Master of Engineering, offered by the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, is an interdisciplinary degree program designed for practicing engineers. Students can choose one of several tracks within the various engineering disciplines or design their own program of study by combining credits from several different engineering programs, ensuring that students gain a well-rounded knowledge of the engineering field.

Program Overview

  • 36 credit hours of coordinated, graduate-level, non-thesis coursework.
  • No more than 15 credit hours can be taken from any one engineering program, e.g. Industrial Engineering or Software Engineering.
  • Coursework is completed online.
  • Prerequisite: bachelor's degree in engineering, or its equivalent
  • Students must pass a comprehensive examination to complete the program.
  • Students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, so completion time varies by individual. Learn more about the difference between part-time and full-time Student status.
  • Semester-based courses align with the Academic Calendar of Texas Tech University. New students may enroll at the beginning of any one of the four semesters throughout the year.

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Application Process

Although there is no application deadline, prospective students are encouraged to submit all application materials at least three months prior to projected initial enrollment.

  1. Apply to Texas Tech University's Graduate School.
    • Complete the Graduate application.
      • $60 initial application fee or $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program requests, or readmission requests).
      • Students planning to pursue a master's degree are strongly encouraged to submit Graduate Records Exam (GRE) scores to the Graduate School. Scores must be less than five years old at the time of application.
        • The average GRE score of graduate students in engineering programs is around 1100 on the math and verbal sections, when combined.
    • International students must also submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score to the Graduate School. Scores must be less than two years old at the time of application. Learn more.
  2. Contact the Program Coordinator.
    • Verify the required test scores or other required admission materials with the advisor of the program that interests you.
  3. Apply for financial aid and/or scholarships.
    • Financial aid is distributed based on full-time enrollment and several other eligibility requirements. Your enrolled hours as of the 12th day of class in the fall and spring semesters determines your enrollment status for the semester, and financial aid is disbursed accordingly. Attending less than full-time could mean a reduction in aid. Student status.
  4. Check your admissions status. Texas Tech University will notify you of your admissions status by updating the Applications tab in your Raiderlink

Program Requirements

Courses are offered online. Use of specific hardware and software is required.

Due to its interdisciplinary nature, the Master of Engineering program does not require specific major and minor subjects. However, the program does allow up to six hours of course work to be taken outside of engineering, upon the approval of the graduate advisor. Students in the Master of Engineering program do not have any language or tool-subject requirements. Every candidate for a Masters Degree is required to pass a final comprehensive examination. Students will write a report and complete 33 hours of coursework and three hours of a reports course.

Find more information on the College of Engineering's Distance Learning FAQs page. 

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