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Graduate Studies

Our graduate studies programs have a strong focus on applied research with experienced faculty, innovative facilities, and flexibility in structuring your course selection to meet your individual goals. The programs are offered in a supportive atmosphere focused on your growth and development. Some programs, such as Engineering Management, offer evening classes off campus to help professionals to continue to work full time while earning their degree.

Admissions, Programs, and Courses

Our graduate program offers a variety of courses and programs taught by passionate and experienced professors to help you achieve your academic and professional goals. Learn more about our admissions process, and the programs and courses we are proud to offer.
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There are a variety of options for both traditional and non-traditional students at Rose-Hulman. Learn more about how to apply for graduate school.

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A number of courses have been approved by the Graduate Studies Committee for credit toward graduate degrees. 

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Rose-Hulman offers graduate studies in eight different programs. Some programs offer evening classes off campus to make it possible for professionals to continue to work fulltime while earning their graduate degree.

Research Facilities

There are seven research facilities on our campus all operating with the dual mission of providing education, as well as performing research and development. Projects at the facilities reflect faculty and student interests, as well as industry needs. As part of the graduate program at Rose-Hulman, you will likely participate in thesis research in one of our facilities.

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John T. Myers Center for Technological Research with Industry

This 40,000-square-foot facility is devoted to student and faculty project work. The center provides space and specialized instrumentation for students and faculty to engage in engineering design projects for external clients. There is ample laboratory space for project-based education.

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Rose-Hulman Ventures

Rose-Hulman Ventures is a program that brings together students and technology-based companies. For students, the program provides the best engineering professional practice experience possible. In turn, this provides businesses with prototypes, refinements to the design of existing products and expansion in current engineering capabilities. The facility is on the south campus of Rose-Hulman.

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Why Rose? We're glad you asked.

Learn more about why we think Rose-Hulman just might be the best STEM school in the universe.

Thesis- or Project-based Master of Science Degrees

Students who are interested in performing original research and/or research methodology are encouraged to pursue a thesis-or project-based master of science program. Typically, these are students who would like to pursue a Ph.D. or work on industrial projects. The thesis-based or project-based degree emphasizes independent problem solving.

Thesis-based Program Options:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Optical Engineering
Project-based Program Options:
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Management
  • Environmental Engineering

Master of Engineering

A master of engineering degree is a professional degree that is great for both new graduates looking to enhance entry level industry opportunities and for professionals who already have experience in a particular area. 

Coursed-based Program Options:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
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Craig Downing

Dr. Craig Downing, is the Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning, and Head of the Department of Engineering Management and Professor, has extensive experience teaching manufacturing, management, and mathematics at the post-secondary level. He has 10 years of industrial experience, four years as a process engineer, and six years as a private consultant for organizations such as Lockheed Martin/NASA, Parker Hannifin, and Crain Enterprises.
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Graduate Studies
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Phone: 812-877-8403

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