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Nuclear Engineering Concentration

Our Nuclear Engineering Concentration Program

The online master's program in nuclear engineering is a concentration created for professionals who wish to build a competitive edge in a wide variety of industries. The 30-credit hour curriculum is packaged in our Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) degree. As a student in this program, you will focus heavily on nuclear engineering topics and technical knowledge. 

You'll learn from the same renowned faculty who teach on campus at Purdue and graduate with an MSE/MS. We offer both thesis and non-thesis options.

Purdue University's online graduate engineering program is consistently ranked in the top ten programs by US News and World Report, along with the Nuclear Engineering graduate program ranked in the top ten as well by US News and World Report.

Nuclear Engineering online master's students will be able to choose from a course menu featuring classes in: 

Nuclear Engineering - Reactor Physics Thermalhydraulics
Nuclear Materials Radiation and Security

Online Plan of Study Details

The MSE/MS master's program offers a wide range of flexibility in course options. After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic advisor will help you create a Plan of Study (POS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals. Every POS varies based on student interest, time, and course load. For planning purposes, an example POS for the Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with a concentration in Nuclear Engineering degree is available, as well as an extensive course menu that lists classes available over the next several years.

Nuclear Engineering Job Outlook

For engineers considering additional training in nuclear engineering coursework and certification, it helps to examine the job outlook for that specific discipline. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for nuclear engineers will increase about 4% between now and 2026. As of 2018, the median salary for nuclear engineers was generally about 15% greater than the median aggregate salary of all engineers. 


You must already hold an undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program or one with equivalent standards. You must apply and be admitted to Purdue Online. More information about admissions can be found by visiting the program's admissions page.