Best engineering graduate schools in Massachusetts

A master's degree in engineering is your ticket to faster career advancement or leadership and research roles in an engineering firm or government organization. Taking 1-2 years to complete, this degree can lead to anywhere from $5,000 to $25,000 more in annual earnings compared to the bachelor’s degree in engineering. Explore the best engineering masters programs below.

Our master’s in engineering rankings cover 143 of the 290 universities available, accounting for 85% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $93,141.

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#1 in Massachusetts | #4 in Engineering nationally

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.15

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $147,252

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $67,084

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $40,594

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.28

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Massachusetts | #9 in Engineering nationally

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.19

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $137,605

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $57,437

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $44,230

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.32

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Massachusetts | #18 in Engineering nationally

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.20

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $96,394

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $16,226

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $23,248

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.24

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Massachusetts | #72 in Engineering nationally

University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.28

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $82,340

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $2,172

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $23,634

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.29

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Massachusetts | #99 in Engineering nationally

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.36

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $91,842

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $11,674

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $37,654

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.41

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in Massachusetts | #101 in Engineering nationally

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.36

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $92,899

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $12,731

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $39,039

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.42

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in Massachusetts | #113 in Engineering nationally

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.40

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $95,266

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $15,098

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $44,856

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.47

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Merrimack College

North Andover, Massachusetts

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Northeastern University Lifelong Learning Network

Boston, Massachusetts

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University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts

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University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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Western New England University

Springfield, Massachusetts

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