Princeton Engineering graduate students participate in high-impact research projects across a variety of disciplines and benefit from close relationships with world-class researchers and teachers.

Graduate students in the lab

Degrees Offered

The great majority of graduate students at Princeton Engineering are pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree.

Students seeking a Ph.D. should apply directly to the doctoral program; it is not necessary to seek a master’s degree first. All six departments at Princeton Engineering offer doctoral programs. A limited number of openings are available to pursue Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E) and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degrees; please contact the departments (see links below) for more information before applying.

Prof. Andrew Houck teaches introductory engineering course

Research ecosystem

Beyond the 44 areas of departmental research outlined below, graduate students at Princeton work fluidly with colleagues throughout Princeton University and its two associated national laboratories.

It is common for engineering graduate students to work with co-advisors in other departments, while students from the natural sciences or other areas often join engineering research groups. These collaborations spark creativity and amplify impact.

Graduate students smile as they work with a robot

Inclusive Community

Each of the six engineering departments and the school recognize that building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community is essential to enable everyone to do their best work.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosts regular events and offers multiple programs and resources to create pathways to success, foster mentorship, and build an overall sense of belonging.

Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Biomolecular Engineering

    Biomolecular Engineering

  • Complex Materials and Processing

    Complex Materials and Processing

  • Surface Science and Catalysis

    Surface Science and Catalysis

  • Energy and Environment

    Energy and Environment

  • Cellular and Tissue Engineering

    Cellular and Tissue Engineering

  • Theory and Simulation

    Theory and Simulation

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Cities and the Built Environment

    Cities and the Built Environment

  • Water, Climate and Energy

    Water, Climate and Energy

  • Chemistry, Biology and Technology

    Chemistry, Biology and Technology

  • Hydrology and the Atmospheric Environment

    Hydrology and the Atmospheric Environment

  • Mechanics, Materials and Structures

    Mechanics, Materials and Structures

  • Architecture, Arts and Archaeology

    Architecture, Arts and Archaeology

Computer Science

  • Computer Architecture

    Computer Architecture

  • Systems / Networks

    Systems / Networks

  • Natural Language Processing

    Natural Language Processing

  • Security / Privacy / Policy

    Security / Privacy / Policy

  • Theory


  • Economics/Computation


  • Programming Languages / Compilers

    Programming Languages / Compilers

  • Computational Biology

    Computational Biology

  • Graphics / Vision / Human-Computer Interaction

    Graphics / Vision / Human-Computer Interaction

Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Robotics and Cyberphysical Systems

    Robotics and Cyberphysical Systems

  • Integrated Circuits and Systems

    Integrated Circuits and Systems

  • Materials and Devices

    Materials and Devices

  • Photonics


  • Data and Information Science

    Data and Information Science

  • Quantum Engineering

    Quantum Engineering

  • Biological and Biomedical

    Biological and Biomedical

  • Security and Privacy

    Security and Privacy

  • Computing and Networking

    Computing and Networking

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Fluid Mechanics

    Fluid Mechanics

  • Applied Physics

    Applied Physics

  • Propulsion and Energy Sciences

    Propulsion and Energy Sciences

  • Dynamics and Control

    Control, Robotics and Dynamical Systems

  • Materials Science

    Materials Science

Operations Research and Financial Engineering

  • Statistics


  • Operations Research

    Operations Research

  • Financial Mathematics

    Financial Mathematics

  • Optimization


  • Machine Learning

    Machine Learning

  • Probability