Best master's in mechanical engineering in Massachusetts

Is a master’s degree in mechanical engineering worth it? It depends on which school and program you choose. Earnings with a master’s degree average $14,344 more than with a bachelor’s 3 years after graduation. The advanced skills gained in a graduate mechanical engineering program can also lead to significant career advancement including leadership or research and development roles. Explore the top mechanical engineering master's programs in the U.S. below.

Our master’s in mechanical engineering rankings cover 71 of the 190 universities available, accounting for 64% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $88,345.

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#1 in Massachusetts | #13 in Mechanical Engineering nationally

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.24

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $94,925

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $4,363

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $23,794

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

Debt to earnings: 0.25

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation 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 | #18 in Mechanical Engineering nationally

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.26

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $91,716

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $1,067

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $23,643

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

Debt to earnings: 0.26

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation 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 | #23 in Mechanical Engineering nationally

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.27

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $89,338

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $8,309

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $22,182

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

Debt to earnings: 0.25

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation 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 | #25 in Mechanical Engineering nationally

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.29

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $112,404

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $23,455

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $41,000

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

Debt to earnings: 0.36

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation 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 | #46 in Mechanical Engineering nationally

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Economic score: 0.37

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $99,636

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $9,597

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $41,000

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

Debt to earnings: 0.41

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation 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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University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts

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Merrimack College

North Andover, Massachusetts

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University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts

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Western New England University

Springfield, Massachusetts

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How long does it take to pay down debt in mechanical engineering in Massachusetts?

Years

Under 6 months

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in mechanical engineering is covered by average graduate earnings in under 6 months.

How much do graduates with master's degree in mechanical engineering earn in Massachusetts?

Salary

$98,796

The median master's degree in mechanical engineering graduate earns $98,796 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in mechanical engineering cost in Massachusetts?

Net cost

$27,671

The average annual cost of a master's degree in mechanical engineering is $27,671. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.