To begin a career in engineering, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree and perhaps even a master’s degree, which totals to at least six years of college. Admission to the master’s program usually also requires a strong score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
The Graduate Engineering at Rochester (GEAR) program allows you to skip the GRE exam before entering into your fifth year as a master’s candidate. When accepted to the GEAR program as an undergraduate, you’re also given assurance of admission to the University’s Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (located right on Rochester’s main campus) in one of nine master’s programs:
- Alternative Energy
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Materials Science
- Mechanical Engineering
- Technical Entrepreneurship and Management (TEAM)
You will serve as a teaching assistant during your final year, which will pay for 50% of your tuition. The program also provides advising by GEAR mentors, plenty of opportunities for research and internships, and access to first-rate research facilities.
Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
The Hajim School is one of the nation’s top engineering schools. Learning from and working alongside award-winning faculty, you’ll use state-of-the-art technology and facilities to support your unique and self-driven education.