Stanford University Department of Mechanical Engineering was rated top in the nation for its doctoral programs. It offers the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Mechanical Engineering for students who desire a career in research, advanced development, or teaching. Ph.D. programs are designed to give students a broad background in mathematics and engineering sciences, together with intensive study and research experience in a specialized area.

MIT was ranked first in the Best Graduate Engineering School - Mechanical Engineering specialty, according to the U.S. News graduate school rankings. The Mechanical Engineering Department offers the following graduate degrees:
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (SMME)
  • Master of Science in Ocean Engineering (SMOE)
  • Master of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (SMNAME)
  • Master of Science in Oceanographic Engineering (SMOGE, joint MIT/WHOI degree)
  • Master of Engineering in Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineer's (ME) degree
  • Naval Engineer's (NE) degree
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Science (ScD)
Ranking of Top Mechanical Engineering Doctoral Programs (US):

1. Stanford U

2. MIT

3. UC Berkeley

4. Caltech

5. U of Michigan

6. Princeton

7. Cornell

8. Minnesota

9. U of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign

10. UC San Diego

10. Purdue

Source: National Council Research Report 1995

* Next: US Top Mechanical Engineering School

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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