Engineering master's degree

WWU to offer Master of Engineering program


A master’s of engineering degree (M.Eng.) will be offered by the Walla Walla University School of Engineering as early as September 2022.

The one-year program will provide a focus on expanding technical knowledge and preparation for business and project management in the engineering profession. The program will allow current undergraduates the opportunity to obtain a master’s and extend their expertise into another discipline with little disruption. The program is also designed to be accessible to working professionals with courses taught with occasional in-person attendance or one-week immersive experiences.

The mission of the M.Eng. program is to develop competent and compassionate engineering professionals who lead with integrity at the forefront of their fields.

Students will complete coursework in three core areas: engineering specialty, research and design theory, and project management and decision making. With over 32 elective courses, students will be able to customize their coursework and projects to align with their professional goals. Students with mathematics or sciences backgrounds will also be well-positioned to join the program.

Students in the M.Eng. program will benefit from the 75-year history of excellence in engineering instruction in the WWU School of Engineering. The master’s program will build upon the WWU bachelor of engineering program, which has been continually accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for 49 years.

“As the flagship engineering program in Seventh-day Adventist higher education, offering a graduate program is the next innovative step in preparing professional engineers for leadership in this growing field,” said Pam Cress, associate vice president for graduate studies.

For more information on the program—which is pending final approval by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities—and to be notified when applications are open, email

Posted on April 4, 2022 

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Offering a graduate program can help engineering students go to the next level.
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Engineering students are provided with lab equipment for hands-on experience.
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