Purdue Engineering Professional Master’s Programs

The engineering master’s programs are designed for early-career engineers, students who have recently completed a bachelor’s degree, and working professionals. They are an attractive option for engineers who want an advanced degree but prefer an alternative to traditional master’s degrees in engineering. Most degrees can be completed within one academic year.

In addition to deepening students’ engineering skills, we provide opportunities to learn, perform and network in a business environment. Upon completing the program, our graduates will be prepared for leadership positions in industry and government on a local, regional, national and international level. All programs incorporate a professional skills or competencies component, such as management, supervision, leadership and entrepreneurship.

Industry research shows that one-third of all engineers are promoted to management positions before having the proper management skills, which puts our master’s program graduates in high demand. Our alumni are equipped with the skills and experience companies need, and they come with Purdue’s established global reputation. Purdue Engineering graduate programs are ranked No. 4 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2024, 2023, 2022).


Programs are now accepting applications.

Student Testimonials

Tamara Mamon
"The accounting, marketing and operations management courses you take in this program allow you to become well-versed in critical areas that directly impact the financial bottom line of a business. The management courses challenge you to think in a different mindset beyond the typical engineering comfort zone of equations and numbers."
— Tamara Mamon
Engineering Management Program (’17)
Contech Engineered Solutions, Stormwater Consultant

"Being able to choose courses from the Engineering curriculum allowed me to develop technical skills tailored to what I wanted to do in my career. Taking the management classes helped me in networking and in communicating effectively with coworkers."
— David Tang
Engineering Management Program (’17)
Microsoft, Program Manager
David Tang

Kusum Raghuvaran
"After I completed my undergrad in Biomedical Engineering, I sometimes felt that I still wasn’t prepared for the industry. Combining my six-month graduate internship and my MS program, now I know I am ready for industry."
— Kusum Raghuvaran
Biomedical Engineering Professional MS Program (’19)
Abbott Vascular, Regulatory Affairs Specialist

"Purdue's Professional MS degree in Biomedical Device Development provided me with an advanced degree that has greatly improved my development opportunities within the medical device industry, especially in terms of employability."
— Alexander Mitrevski
Biomedical Engineering Professional MS Program (’18)
Zimmer Biomet, Quality Engineer
Alexander Mitrevski

Brayden Smith
"I transitioned my professional master’s industry project with Cook into a full-time job. Now, I’m part of a company that provides life-changing medical solutions for people with debilitating injuries and conditions."
— Brayden Smith
Chemical Engineering Professional MS Program (’18)
Cook Biotech, Process Engineer

"My program was a way to successfully transition from Biochemistry to Chemical Engineering. I was able to graduate with my Master’s and enter the workforce in just a year and a half."
— Stephanie Rurkowski
Chemical Engineering Professional MS Program (’17)
Sanofi Genzyme, Associate Scientist, Pilot Lab
Stephanie Rurkowski

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