Given the broad push for better STEM-centered education across all grade levels — STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math — it would be easy to assume all you need to get ahead in these fields is a basic undergraduate college degree and solid technical skills.
While salaries for undergraduate engineering majors remain among the highest of all academic degrees, multiple national salary surveys also show that pay rises even further with an advanced engineering education.
Some graduate programs offer multiple tracks of study and opportunities for specialization, from aerospace to systems engineering, computer software to environmental engineering. But with all these choices comes the need for decisions. How can you find the best online master's degree program in engineering? What factors will you need to evaluate in order to make the investment of time, energy and cost pay off?
We've taken a data-driven approach to help answer these questions, analyzing key metrics to shine a light on the areas that matter most for prospective students. It's also part interactive tool, so you can use the filter to sort schools according to what values matter most to you.