Hoboken, N.J. – With 777 engineering master’s degrees awarded in 2011, Stevens Institute of Technology ranks eighth among national colleges and universities, according to data released by American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The number has risen steadily since 2009, when Stevens awarded 480 engineering master’s degrees and was ranked 18th in the category, and 2010, when Stevens awarded 734 and was ranked 10th.
“As one of the first dedicated engineering schools in the nation, Stevens was founded on the belief that technological education is critical to advancing society. The ASEE ranking demonstrates how Stevens continues to further its mission of preparing the broadly-trained engineers, scientists and leaders who will create new knowledge to address global challenges,” said Stevens President Nariman Farvardin.
Stevens is tied with Cornell University for the eighth spot on the ASEE list. Preceding Stevens are the University of Southern California, Stanford University, George Institute of Technology, University of Florida, University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University and San Jose State University.
At Stevens, students may earn Master of Science (M.S.) or Master of Engineering (M.E.) degrees from the Charles V. Schaefer School of Engineering & Science in: Materials Science Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Microelectronics and Photonics; Biomedical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Construction Management; Environmental Engineering; Ocean Engineering; Maritime Systems; Service-Oriented Computing; Enterprise Security & Risk Management; Enterprise & Cloud Computing; Cybersecurity; Computer Science; Game Design & Simulation Programming; Multimedia Experience & Management; Computer Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Networked Information Systems; Mechanical Engineering; Integrated Product Development; Pharmaceutical Manufacturing; and Product Architecture & Engineering.
Stevens students may also earn M.S. or M.E. degrees from the School of Systems & Enterprises in: Infrastructure Systems; Financial Engineering; Socio-Technical Systems; Engineering Management; Software Engineering; Space Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering.
Nationally, master’s degrees in engineering reached an all-time high of 46,940 in 2011, up 8 percent over the previous year, according to ASEE’s data.
ASEE is a national non-profit organization which brings together engineering educators to collaborate on solutions to promote excellence in instruction, research, public service, and practice. The organization publishes data on engineering colleges in the United States, including both individual college statistics and national trends, in its annual Profiles of Engineering Colleges book.
About Stevens Institute of Technology
Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research. The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.
Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts. Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,400 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with more than 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world. Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/news.