Prospective Master's Students




Admissions for Master's Degree Programs (M.S. and M.Eng.) at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is managed by the academic departments. Follow the links below for program-specific information. As noted below, there is a separate admissions process for the Master of Advanced Study degrees for Working Professionals. The Jacobs School is committed to building and strengthening an inclusive academic culture where everyone has what they need to thrive both academically and personally. Our IDEA Engineering Student Center is a hub for these activities. Read a March 2023 message from the Dean regarding the Jacobs School's strong support for our graduate students


Bioengineering  (Shu Chien-Gene Lay Department of Bioengineering)

  • Bioengineering (M.Eng.)
  • Bioengineering (M.S.)
  • Bioengineering (M.D./M.S., M.D./M.Eng) degrees offered in conjunction with UC San Diego School of Medicine, pending independent admission to the medical school.


Chemical Engineering 

Chemical Engineering (M.S.)


Computer Science and Engineering 

  • Computer Engineering (M.S.)
  • Computer Science (M.S.)


Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Electrical Engineering (M.S.) with Specialization in

  • Applied Ocean Sciences
  • Applied Optics and Photonics 
  • Communication Theory and Systems 
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Electronic Circuits and Systems 
  • Electronic Devices and Materials 
  • Intelligent Systems, Robotics and Control 
  • Signal and Image Processing


Materials Science and Engineering

  • Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.)


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 

Engineering Sciences (M.S.) with a Designated Specialization in

  • Aerospace Engineering 
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Applied Ocean Sciences 
  • Engineering Physics 
  • Mechanical Engineering

Additional programs available Fall 2023

  • Computational Engineering & Science 
  • Power & Energy Systems
  • Controls & Mechatronics 
  • Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering


  • NanoEngineering (M.S.)


Structural Engineering 

  • Structural Engineering (M.S.)
  • Structural Engineering with Specialization in Health Monitoring (M.S.)


Master of Advanced Studies (Master Degrees for Working Professionals