For those students who may be considering pursuing graduate studies in a humanitarian or development engineering field, our collaborators at other institutions have recently launched new Master's degree programs. At OSU, students can earn a Master's or PhD in an engineering field (such as mechanical) with a focus on humanitarian engineering that is not transcript-visible. However these programs are official graduate degrees in humanitarian or development engineering. Follow the links to find out more.


New Master of Development Engineering @ UC Berkeley

In Fall 2021, UC Berkeley will be launching a new transdisciplinary  Master of Development Engineering degree. The 3-semester program integrates training in engineering with entrepreneurship, design, business, and policy—among others—to support students in creating technological interventions in accordance with the needs and wants of individuals living in complex, low-resource settings. We are very excited about the growth of the M.DevEng and would love to see students with a multidisciplinary mix as part of the initial cohort. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2021.

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Graduate program at the Colorado School of Mines

We developed the Humanitarian Engineering and Science graduate program at the Colorado School of Mines for technical students and professionals who aspire to work with communities to co-create sustainable and just solutions to the problems they face. We recognize that impactful engineering requires not just technical expertise, but contextual knowledge of the interrelationships among technology, society, and the environment. Our program, therefore, offers a deep integration of theory and practice in social science, engineering, and applied science in everything we do. This unique training will change the way you think about how engineers and scientists define and solve some of our most pressing problems.

You can read profiles of our students and graduates. Many of our current students, for example, are partnering with MIT’s D Lab and rural Colombian communities to co-design locally appropriate technologies to help increase food security and make small-scale artisanal mining more sustainable. We offer a competitive fellowship program to recognize and nurture student leadership in the field of humanitarian engineering and science. All students choose a disciplinary track in environmental engineering, geological engineering, or geophysics.

To learn more, read a recent news release about our new graduate program, visit our website, follow our Instagram (@humanitarian_engineering) or email our faculty.


MS in Community Climate Adaptation at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts

The Community Climate Adaptation MS degree program is a collaborative, research-based, joint-degree program offered through WPI’s Department of Integrative & Global Studies (DIGS) and the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE). Students in the program will work within teams to use engineering, social science, and physical and biological science skills and expertise to address challenges of climate change impacts and capacities to adapt in communities around the world.

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