Graduate Students



UW offers a unique opportunity to earn two Masters' degrees in two years, the Dual Degree MBA/MS degree in Engineering program.

Students who hold both an MS in Engineering and an MBA set themselves apart from many when entering the competitive marketplace upon graduation. Not only can they speak the technical lingo, they can also understand the overarching strategy and operational goals while keeping in mind the managerial/leadership role.
There are many ways to determine if the MS / MBA is the right path for you: 
  • Does your job (or prospective job) involve managing or forecasting a budget?
  • Do you want to change career paths completely? 
  • Do you want to move into a managerial (or higher) position within your existing company? Or manage your own operation? 
The dual degrees can be earned in two years in most cases. Students must apply to and be accepted by both programs in order to pursue this option. They will typically spend the first year in the MBA program, completing the required MBA curriculum and capstone. The second year is spent taking graduate level engineering courses, including a capstone, in the chosen engineering discipline. Students successfully completing the dual degree program will earn a Master of Science in their chosen discipline of engineering from the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and a Master of Business Administration degree from the College of Business.
The dual degree applicant should notify both Colleges' program coordinators that they are applying for the dual degree program and they will submit applications to both programs for the same starting semester. In addition, the applicant must be admitted by each College to participate as a dual degree candidate. To remain in the dual degree program, the student must comply with the minimum performance standards of both the College of Business and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, as well as all graduate regulations outlined by the School of Graduate Education.
Please visit the College of Business' MBA web page for more information about the the MBA course requirements for the dual degree option.

MS in Petroleum Engineering - Non-Thesis, Plan B option degree plan

Graduate level courses (PETE or other relevant areas), as selected by the student and with approval of the student's advisor and/or graduate committee.
PETE 5970 - Research Report
Students complete a non-thesis capstone project on a topic of choice within the petroleum or energy field, under the guidance of their graduate committee. Students must produce at least one final paper and present their results in a public forum (Final Examination). Must complete a minimum of two credit hours for the M.S. degree.







"In my time here in the MS/MBA Program at UW, I have learned how to leverage my technical skills with a more in-depth knowledge of how business works. The mix of classroom instruction along with hands-on consulting projects has a created a well-rounded learning environment that facilitates both professional and character development."  - Neil Neuberger, MS Petroleum Engineering/MBA Dual Degree 2018 graduate


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