The Engineering Progressional Master's Programs (EPMP) in the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University is empowering the next generation of leaders with strong technical and data science skills, creative problem solving and the ability to integrate across disciplines to address humankind's most pressing problems. It's a non-thesis degree designed for students who wish to expand their engineering knowledge.
Why a Professional Master's Degree?
A professional master's degree emphasizes the practical aspects of engineering, combined with elective coursework in business, management, communication, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Outside the classroom, students can take advantage of networking opportunities and professional seminars, in addition to the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership and the Doerr Institute for New Leaders. Coordinated MBA/Master's of Engineering degrees through the prestigious Jones School of Business are also available for students who want to further broaden their skillset.
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Facts & Figures
- 8.3% increase in salary for employees with professional master's degree
- 168% increase of EPMP graduates over last five years
- 35% EPMP enrolled students are women
- 100+ institutions across U.S. represented by students and graduates
- 11 members of National Academies among Rice Engineering faculty
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Research & Faculty at Rice
- Tenure and tenure-track faculty: 132
- Number of NAE and NAS academy members: 11
- Total research expenditures: $69.2 million (2017-18)