University of Dayton School of Engineering

Graduate Engineering

Whether you are looking to take your career to the next level or wish to pursue a full-time position in academia or research, The University of Dayton School of Engineering is a great place to pursue your graduate education.


  • University of Dayton is No. 2 in the nation for federally sponsored materials research.
  • We are the No. 1 Catholic University in the nation for all sponsored engineering research and development.
  • We offer 14 master’s programs and five doctoral programs that support local industries and national research efforts.
  • Our courses are planned for your convenience, with on-campus evening classes, off-site classes and distance education options.
  • With over $135 million dollars of sponsored research performed by the University last year, you are likely to find a challenging project in your area of interest.
  • We have formed partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, such as GE Aviation and Emerson, who have constructed R&D facilities in our campus research park.
  • Access to the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at nearby Wright Patterson Air Force Base for significant research opportunities.
  • More than 88 faculty-led campus labs will add to the breadth and depth of your research.

Graduate Engineering Programs

Aerospace Engineering, M.S., D.E., Ph.D. Engineering, M.S.
Bioengineering, M.S. Engineering Management, M.S.
Chemical Engineering, M.S. Engineering Mechanics, M.S.
Civil Engineering, M.S. Management Science, M.S.
Computer Engineering, M.S. Materials Engineering, M.S., D.E., Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering, M.S., D.E., Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, M.S., D.E., Ph.D.
Electro-Optics, M.S. Ph.D. Renewable and Clean Energy, M.S.

Certificate Programs

Bachelor's Plus Master's

We offer Bachelor's Plus Master's (BPM) programs where you can use up to six credit hours of graduate coursework to satisfy baccalaureate and master’s degree program requirements. Many students successfully complete both degrees within five years and go on to top industrial positions with salaries well above the national average. Click here for more information about our School of Engineering Bachelor's Plus Master's programs. 

3 + 2 Programs

ODU and UD 3 + 2 Program

The University of Dayton (UD) has partnered with Ohio Dominican University (ODU) to offer an accelerated path for students who would like to complete a bachelor's and master's degree in as few as five years. After completing the first three years of undergraduate studies at ODU, students will then attend UD, where they will complete the final year of their bachelor's degree and simultaneously work toward a master's degree. Please click here for more information about our ODU and UD 3 + 2 Program.

3 + 2 program for international students

The University of Dayton Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics is now offering a 3+2 program for international engineering students from partner universities. You'll be able to earn your Bachelor's and Master's degrees in five years. Please click here for more information about our 3 + 2 Program for International Students.

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School of Engineering

Kettering Laboratories 565 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254