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Graduate Education

US News & World Report ranks the Cockrell School 11th among more than 195 graduate engineering schools offering doctoral degrees in the United States.

Six 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 $3.1 million in fellowship support.

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.

Degree ProgramsApplication Deadlines

The Cockrell School offers a variety of graduate degree options, including weekend, dual, and interdisciplinary degree programs.

Graduate Degree Programs MS PhD
Aerospace Engineering
Architectural Engineering  
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering  
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Operations Research & Industrial Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Weekend Graduate Degree Programs (Option III) MS  
Engineering Management  
Software Engineering  
Other Cockrell School-Affiliated Graduate Degree Programs MS  PhD
Intercollegial: Computational Science, Engineering and Mathematics Program
Cross Institutional: Biomedical PhD (UT Austin) /MD (UT Medical Branch Galveston)  
Dual degree: Engineering / Public Affairs  
Dual degree: Mechanical Engineering / Masters of Business Administration  
Energy & Earth Resources (MA)  

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

Graduate Application Deadlines

DepartmentFallSpringSummer
Aerospace Engineering Dec. 1 Oct. 1 Dec. 1
Architectural Engineering Dec. 15 Oct. 1 Dec. 15
Biomedical Engineering Dec. 1 Oct. 1 March 1
Chemical Engineering Dec. 15 Oct. 1 n/a
Civil Engineering Dec. 15 Oct. 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 Oct. 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 Degree Programs
(Option III)
   
Engineering Management July 15 Dec. 15  
Option III: Software Engineering July 15 Dec. 15  

Meet Our Faculty

Desmond Lawler

Photo of Lawler, Desmond

Dr. Lawler works in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering with specific interests in Particles in water and wastewater treatment processes; Mathematical modeling of treatment processes; Physical-chemical treatment; Drinking and industrial process water treatment.

Commencement for Graduate Students

Grad school graduation

Commencement for Graduate Students

Students graduating with a M.S. or Ph.D. in engineering this spring are invited to attend the Cockrell School Commencement Ceremony. 

Register here to attend the ceremony. The deadline to have your name printed in the program is April 11.

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

Program for Excellence in Engineering Communication (PEEC)

PEEC was created to help all Cockrell School students communicate successfully and professionally, now and in their future careers. The program is committed to developing communication learning opportunities for all Longhorn engineers, both undergraduate and graduate.

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