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Professional Master's and Certificate Programs

Engineering professional programs offer graduate-level and specialty education. Students benefit from the expertise of UW Engineering faculty who are leaders in their fields, and from the diverse backgrounds of classmates.

Professional master's programs (PMPs) feature weekly evening classes that fit most work schedules. Some programs offer online learning options. Students typically complete a program in nine academic quarters over three years. Many employers cover full or partial tuition.

Certificate programs in specialty fields range from one to three quarters in duration and many offer both classroom and online options.

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Aeronautics & Astronautics

The William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics (A&A) offers graduate degrees and certificates to develop practical engineering skills and essential project management skills to advance professionally.

Department website: Prospective Graduate Students


BioE trains engineering professionals in biological and medical fields and enable working professionals to explore molecular and cellular biology, drug discovery and design, and pharmaceutics.

Department website: UW Bioengineering Graduate Programs

Chemical Engineering

ChemE graduate programs encourage hands-on exploration and innovation in a variety of specialized fields including alternative energy, nanotechnology, biomaterials, and polymer science.

Department website: Prospective Graduate Students

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering

CSE offers first-class faculty and curricula in a student group that includes the best and brightest software designers and engineers in the Seattle area. We are consistently ranked among the top ten computer science programs in the country.

Department website: Professional Master's Program

Electrical Engineering

EE's programs serve the growing need for engineers and scientists in the Puget Sound region to earn advanced degrees and expand their career opportunities in the field of electrical engineering.

Department website: Professional Programs

Human Centered Design & Engineering

HCDE's professional programs prepares students for leadership roles in information design, user interface design, usability testing, human-computer interaction, technical communication, and related specializations.

Department website: Professional Master's Program and Certificate Program
More: Interview of HCDE chair Jan Spyridakis on HCDE PMP programs

Industrial & Systems Engineering

ISE's professional programs are for engineers and scientists who wish to excel as complex system thinkers in today's global business environment. Our programs focus on systems engineering, an interdisciplinary approach to designing and optimizing successful systems.

Department website: Certificate Programs

Materials Science & Engineering

MSE graduate students conduct important research on interdisciplinary topics: from developing biomaterials for tissue engineering, ceramics for energy applications and composites and metals for aerospace to genetically engineering molecules and semiconductors for electronics.

Department website: Prospective Graduate Students

Mechanical Engineering

We are one of the major mechanical engineering graduate programs in the United States with graduate studies in Energy and Fluids; Design; Mechanics, Materials and Manufacturing; and Systems and Dynamics.

Department website: Graduate Admissions