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Master's Degrees


Biomedical Engineering

Graduate studies leading to a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering is offered by the College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics.  Southern Illinois University Carbondale is one of the few institutions in the state of Illinois to offer a master of science degree in biomedical engineering.  The program offers five areas of concentration: Bioinformatics & Computational Medicine, Modeling and Simulation of Biomedical Processes, Biomedical Imaging, Biomedical Instrumentation, and Biomechanics and Biomaterials.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Civil and Environmental Engineering program is designed to provide advanced study in the areas of structural engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources engineering. Students may choose between completing a Master of Science (MS) degree in Civil Engineering (with thesis) or a Master of Engineering (ME) degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering (non-thesis option).

Computer Science

The School of Computing through its Computer Science program offers a MS degree in Computer Science that is designed to provide students with relevant graduate-level education and to prepare them for careers as professional computer scientists or for advanced doctoral-level study.  Computer Science undergraduates may also pursue an accelerated one-year MS degree, please contact the graduate program director for additional details and eligibility requirements

The School of Computing Computer Science Program at SIU offers all of its students the opportunity and flexibility to participate in groundbreaking research and to collaborate with faculty and peers in many different areas. Our interdisciplinary approach to studying sets us apart from traditional, highly structured computer science programs. As such, our students gain a strong foundation in computer science while preparing themselves to use their degree to solve real-world challenges.

Cybersecurity and Cyber Systems

Cybersecurity is critical to the public and private sectors, to national security, and to maintaining our way of life. It’s a future-proof career with never-ending opportunity. The Master of Science (MS) in Cybersecurity and Cyber Systems from SIU is designed for those holding a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Information Technology, or equivalent. Coursework includes successful completion of three core competencies before selecting a focus of either Cybersecurity or Cyber Systems.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The School of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering provides a rich environment for educational and professional advancement while offering a flexible course of study that can be tailored to each student's academic and professional goals. Graduates enjoy excellent employment opportunities and are recruited worldwide in industry, government, and academia.

Starting in Fall 2022, the School will offer a new Online Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The online courses cover a variety of topics in computer engineering and electrical engineering. All courses will be taught by faculty in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering. Students will be able to join live lectures remotely and will also have access to recorded lectures. Click here for a tentative course schedule for the ME online program.


The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences offers a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Mathematics or a Master of Science (MS) degree in Mathematics. Tracks in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computational Mathematics, and Pure Mathematics are now available.

Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering master's program is designed to provide advanced study in air pollution control, mass and heat transfer, coal conversion, electrochemical processes, thermal science, thermal systems design, solar systems design, chemical and biochemical processes, mechanical systems, computer-aided design, composite materials and ceramics and tribology. The department also offers an accelerated MS in Mechanical Engineering.

Quality Engineering and Management

The objective of the Master of Science degree in Quality Engineering and Management is to develop quality and management professionals who can plan, coordinate, design, implement, and control the quality function in manufacturing and service companies in order to increase productivity, optimize resources, decrease waste, and improve product quality. Course offerings and research are available in the areas of quality assurance, six sigma, lean manufacturing, project management and reliability. This technically-oriented non-engineering program provides advanced education for students with baccalaureate degrees in technology and is also an excellent continuing education opportunity for individuals who wish to expand their education in the area of quality management systems.