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The University of Maryland's Graduate Program in Nuclear Engineering


The Nuclear Engineering graduate program at the University of Maryland is not currently accepting applications for the Master of Science or the Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Individuals interested in a Masters degree can apply for the Professional Masters degree through the University of Maryland Office of Advanced Engineering Education. OAEE offers an option in nuclear engineering. Visit their web site at to learn more.

Individuals interested in radiation effects on materials may wish to apply for either a M.S. or Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering.

Individuals interested in risk/reliability may wish to apply for either a M.S. or Ph.D. in Reliability Engineering.

Students currently enrolled as M.S. and Ph.D. candidates in nuclear engineering are not affected.

UMD's Graduate Program in Nuclear Engineering

The University of Maryland is committed to the education and training of future graduate-level nuclear engineers, researchers and national leaders. Our program combines cross-disciplinary engineering principles in nuclear sciences and reliability with new concepts in nuclear engineering, advanced research approaches and practical industrial methods. The education our students receive is directed toward a greater emphasis of safety, reliability and the environment, while maintaining our strengths in reactor engineering.

The program's strengths lie in its location and facilities. The College Park campus is near the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the headquarters of the nuclear power unit of the Bechtel Corporation, and nuclear utilities in Maryland, in Virginia and southern Pennsylvania. The program hosts unique support facilities including a nuclear reactor, a gamma-irradiation facility and an electron linear accelerator.

In addition to the core curriculum, each student selects a secondary area of study, a process that allows them to tailor their education with a focus that will support their professional objectives. The learning environment is excellent, with small classes, and a faculty dedicated to education with a great deal of personal attention given to students.




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