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.