Graduate Programs

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering offers advanced degrees through 14 graduate programs. Our graduate program in Chemical Engineering is ranked in the Top 20 nationally by the National Research Council. The Cullen College also offers certificate programs in Subsea Engineering and Chemical Engineering.

Prospective graduate students can read our Graduate Viewbook, request more information and learn more about how to engineer the future at the UH Cullen College at our prospective student website!

Admission to Graduate Programs

Graduate Academic Policies

Online Programs

UH Engineering offers online master's programs in:

UH Engineering offers an online certificate program in subsea engineering.

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Certificate Programs

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering offers graduate-level certificate programs geared towards working engineers who are looking to specialize in a specific area or field. Some courses are offered online, while others are face-to-face on evenings and weekends. Taught by award-winning professors and world-renowned experts, UH Engineering’s graduate courses are among the most rigorous and well-respected in the world.

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Best Dissertation Award

The best dissertation award, carrying a $1,000 honorarium, is given twice a year to students who successfully defend and submit their dissertation by the semester deadline. The recipient receives an honorarium of $1,000.

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Graduate Programs

  • Aerospace Engineering
    Aerospace Engineering
    The Aerospace Engineering Program provides graduate education covering topics such as aerodynamics and heat transfer, structural mechanics and materials, and controls and automation. A dual degree in aerospace engineering and space architecture is also available.
  • Biomedical Engineering
    Biomedical Engineering
    Graduate studies in Biomedical Engineering includes topics such as neural,cognitive and rehabilitation engineering; biomedical imaging; and genomics, proteomics and bionano engineering science.
  • Chemical Engineering
    Chemical Engineering
    Graduate studies in ChBE includes study in biomolecular engineering, nanomaterials, environmental reaction engineering, energy engineering, engineering design, and transport and seperation processes.
  • Civil Engineering
    Civil Engineering
    Graduate studies in Civil Engineering includes study in geotechnical engineering, hydrosystems engineering, structural engineering, and water resources engineering.
  • Computer & Systems Engineering
    Computer & Systems Engineering
    Graduate studies in computer and systems engineering includes two options: computer engineering and computer controlled systems.
  • Electrical Engineering
    Electrical Engineering
    Graduate studies in electrical engineering offers study in control and power systems, electromagnetics and microelectronics, electronics and computers, and signals and communications.
  • Engineering Data Science
    Engineering Data Science
    Visit the Engineering Data Science Graduate Program page for more information.
  • Environmental Engineering
    Environmental Engineering
    The Environmental Engineering Program offers study in areas such as water, wastewater, microbiology, bioremediation, soil and hazardous waste treatment and modeling, and airborne particulates.
  • Geosensing Systems Engineering
    Geosensing Systems Engineering
    Visit the Geosensing Systems Engineering Graduate Program page for more information.
  • Industrial Engineering
    Industrial Engineering
    Graduate study in Industrial Engineering includes areas such as engineering management, manufacturing and production systems, operations research, distribution and logistics, and egronomics, human factors and occupational safety.
  • Materials Science & Engineering
    Materials Science & Engineering
    The Materials Science and Engineering Program offers study in the areas of metallic alloys, polymers, ceramics and composites for advanced mechanical/aerospace engineering applications, and electronic and superconducting ceramics.
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Graduate study in mechanical engineering includes study in applied mechanics, control of dynamical systems, materials science, thermal and fluid sciences, and biomedical engineering.
  • Petroleum Engineering
    Petroleum Engineering
    Graduate study in petroleum engineering has a broad upstream emphasis on drilling, formation evaluation (petrophysics), production, and reservoir engineering taught by industry professionals.
  • Space Architecture - SICSA
    The Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) brings more than 30 years of internationally recognized experience in habitat research, planning and design for space and extreme terrestrial environments. A dual degree in space architecture and aerospace engineering is also available.
  • Subsea Engineering
    Subsea Engineering
    The nation’s first subsea engineering graduate program offers an engineering science-based curriculum that provides the scientific and technical skills necessary to create the first generation of trained subsea engineering specialists.