Best master's in mechanical engineering in Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania | #19 in Mechanical Engineering nationally

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.22

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

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Earnings: $93,797

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $20,695

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: $26,056

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 Pennsylvania | #54 in Mechanical Engineering nationally

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.35

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

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Earnings: $84,013

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $10,911

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: $33,438

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

Debt to earnings: 0.40

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 Pennsylvania | #71 in Mechanical Engineering nationally

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Economic score: 0.58

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

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Earnings: $79,284

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $6,182

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: $50,013

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

Debt to earnings: 0.63

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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Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Gannon University

Erie, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Villanova, Pennsylvania

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