With recent predictions that the “future of the economy is in STEM”[i], Math Science and Engineering Graduate programs offer the next level of academic preparation. A broadly defined field, ‘STEM’ refers to the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Professionals in these occupations use scientific research methods, computing and statistics to solve real-world problems.
Math, Science and Engineering Graduate Programs: Basics
Math Science and Engineering graduate programs are available as graduate certificates, masters, doctorate and PhD degrees in a wide variety of subject specializations within the categories of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Students typically have a Bachelor’s degree in their field of choice to apply into Master's programs, and have obtained a Master’s degree prior to considering a Doctoral degree. Usually if you apply into a PhD program with an undergraduate degree, you have to make up some course requirements.
DID YOU KNOW? Mathematicians, Statisticians, and workers in math-related occupations had a 33% higher wage with a master’s degree that did those with a bachelor’s degree[ii]
Which STEM Graduate Degree is Right for You?
Even for right-brained graduate students and technical courses, deciding on which STEM graduate program to choose may involve a bit of research. You want to find not only the ‘right’ program and degree level, but also a graduate school that fits your criteria. After all, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cover a lot of ground. Refine your search using our subject directory.