Graduate Studies

The benefits of a graduate degree in engineering sciences include developing the skills and the drive to innovate. As you work toward becoming an expert in your field, you'll be encouraged to:

Learning to lead

While acquiring technical depth in your area, you'll hone your leadership skills as well. You'll practice writing outside your field, attend grant-writing workshops, learn how to give constructive criticism, and fine-tune your presentation skills.

Working within a single, unified department of engineering makes exposure to different areas and ideas inevitable. And the opportunities for creativity go way beyond a typical advanced degree in engineering. For example, you might:

Every experience you have that reaches beyond your chosen field of expertise prepares you to take the lead in whatever path you choose.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

At Thayer School, where 1 in 4 faculty have started their own companies, we are working to address the nation's growing need for people with both technical and entrepreneurial expertise. As part of that effort, you may:

Service to society

In the tradition of founder Sylvanus Thayer, graduate students are encouraged to participate in service activities, such as Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering and others sponsored by the Tucker Foundation and Thayer Council.

Degree programs

Hear from Andrew Giustini, M.D./Ph.D. Innovation Program candidate:

Research

Thayer School research is advancing innovation in three focus areas that cut across traditional engineering disciplines and address critical human needs:

Current projects address these focus areas and/or involve one or more of the following engineering disciplines:

Collaboration both across the hall and across campus is encouraged: