Graduate Programs

While Purdue has been a powerhouse for more than 120 years in the education of engineers, the academic study of how best to educate engineers emerged only within the past few decades. The doctoral program born in 2004 when Purdue established its School of Engineering Education (ENE) has been instrumental in elevating the way future engineers are educated.

ENE Graduate Programs have developed a strong research base to guide the discipline and to (ultimately) produce engineering leaders who can respond creatively and responsibly to 21st-century challenges. Here, an enthusiastic and committed community of scholars (including 25+ faculty members) experiments with new teaching methods, develops curricula, assesses how students learn, and moves our findings into the classrooms of tomorrow’s engineers.

Just as the picture features our growing alumni community, the same is true for our graduate program! In the last three years, we have added a graduate certificate for both resident and online students and a new online master’s degree in engineering education.

Are you ready to take the next step to become a leader in engineering education?

The Purdue School of Engineering Education's dynamic Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Education program (Ph.D.) is for for students who wish to pursue rigorous research in how engineering is best taught, learned, and practiced.

Our online Master of Science in Engineering Education (MSENE) program is designed for professional engineers, industry training professionals, university faculty members, and graduate-level STEM students to advance skills without disrupting careers or current studies. Offered online only.


Designed to enhance the preparation of engineering doctoral students for academic careers, our Teaching and Learning in Engineering Graduate Certificate also serves as a resource for current or prospective faculty in engineering and other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) disciplines by guiding them to think critically about teaching and learning;  course design; and state-of-the-art teaching methods. Offered both in person at Purdue's Main Campus in West Lafayette and online.