US News & World Report ranks the Cockrell School 10th among more than 195 graduate engineering schools offering doctoral degrees in the United States.

Seven of the Cockrell School graduate programs are ranked in the US News & World Report Top 10.  All of our graduate programs are ranked in the top 25.

On average, research expenditures for the Cockrell School of Engineering total more than $150 million per year.

To support our graduate students, last year the Cockrell School of Engineering provided more than $3 million in fellowship support.

Graduate Education

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The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has achieved its stellar reputation in graduate education based on a simple formula: engage top students with top faculty, and together they create the technological knowledge needed to solve critical global problems.

As a graduate student at the Cockrell School, you become part of a longstanding tradition of excellence and success. Whether your focus is local or global, your graduate education generates opportunities for truly making a difference across every spectrum of society. The school offers a variety of graduate degree options, including weekend, dual and interdisciplinary degree programs.

Degree Programs | Application Deadlines

grad application graphicView fall, spring and summer deadlines for all graduate programs and weekend degree (Option III) programs.

Graduate Application Deadlines

Aerospace Engineering Dec. 1 Oct. 1 Dec. 1
Biomedical Engineering Dec. 1 Oct. 1 n/a
Chemical Engineering Dec. 5 n/a n/a
Civil Engineering Dec. 15 Sept. 1 Dec. 15
Electrical and Computer Engineering Dec. 15 Dec. 15 Dec. 15
Engineering Mechanics Dec. 1 Oct. 1 Dec. 1
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Dec. 15 Sept. 1 Dec. 15
Materials Science Engineering Dec. 15 Oct. 1 Dec. 15
Mechanical Engineering Dec. 1 Oct. 1 Dec. 1
Operations Research and Industrial Engineering Dec. 1 Oct. 1 Dec. 1
Petroleum Engineering Dec. 15 Sept. 1 Dec. 15
Weekend and Online Degree Programs
(Option III)
Electrical and Computer Engineering July 1 n/a  
Engineering Management July 1 Dec. 1  
Mechanical Engineering July 1 Dec. 1  
Software Engineering July 1 Dec. 1  

Commencement Information for M.S. and Ph.D. Students

M.S. and Ph.D. candidates eligible to participate in the Graduate School ceremony are invited to attend the Cockrell School Commencement Ceremony.

Register here to attend.

Deadline to have your name printed in the program is April 2.

For more information, call 512-471-4321 or visit the UT Graduate School’s Graduation and Convocation page.

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