Graduate Programs

The Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is home to three graduate fields offering both Ph.D. and Master of Engineering degrees. The Mechanical Engineering Field also offers an M.S. degree. Graduate fields cross traditional college and department boundaries and afford a graduate student maximum flexibility in designing a program represented by faculty from virtually any discipline on campus. Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Theoretical and Applied Mechanics are three of ninety-four fields of study that constitute The Graduate School at Cornell University.

All three fields offer programs for Ph.D., and M.Eng degrees. The Mechanical Engineering Field offers an M.S. degree as well.

Ph.D, M.Eng, and M.S. degrees

Ph.D. Degree

The Ph.D. research degree is offered in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Prospective students completing a bachelor's degree may apply directly to the Ph.D. program. Students who have already completed, or are in the process of completing, a master's degree, should also apply for the Ph.D. program.

Master of Engineering Programs

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree program in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or engineering mechanics is a one-year professional course of study that allows students to develop a high level of competence in engineering science, current technology, and engineering design. It is highly interdisciplinary in nature, and a great deal of flexibility is available in tailoring a program to fit individual needs and interests.

Master of Science Program

Our Master of Science (M.S.) program in Mechanical Engineering provides classroom training and experience with research methodology at one of the premier research universities in the world. Our graduates find that their Cornell training and the resulting MS degree prepares them to succeed in industry, government, and academia.

For questions about the Ph.D. and M.S. programs, please contact Marcia Sawyer, Assistant Director for Graduate Affairs, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

For questions about the M.Eng. program, please contact Judy Thoroughman, Assistant Director M.Eng. Program, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.