Top Systems Engineering Masters degree Programs - 2023

Systems Engineering programs prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of total systems solutions to a wide variety of engineering problems, including the integration of human, physical, energy, communications, management, and information requirements as needed, and the application of requisite analytical methods to specific situations.

For all the 3,279 degrees granted in Systems Engineering per year, the majority of them are Masters degree. Of the 1,931 students graduating with degrees at the Masters degree level in the US, 28% percent identify as women and 72% percent identify as men. Though students at schools all over the country study Systems Engineering, Massachusetts has the most graduates. The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering is $66,400.

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1,931
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1,389
Total Females
542

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    1,931

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Top Colleges for Systems Engineering

If you’re thinking about majoring in Systems Engineering, then you should consider these top colleges, including the University of Virginia-Main Campus, Washington University in St Louis and the University of Pennsylvania. The University of Virginia-Main Campus is our top ranked institution for a degree in Systems Engineering with 45 students graduating with this major annually at the Masters degree level. Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Systems Engineering Majors

For Systems Engineering majors, some of the most in demand jobs include Architectural and Engineering Managers, Engineers, All Other and Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary. Not only that, Systems Engineering graduates may find a high salary job, such as Architectural and Engineering Managers or Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary.

Top Paying Careers for Systems Engineering

  1. Architectural and Engineering Managers   (Median Wage: $152,350)
  2. Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $104,940)
  3. Engineers, All Other   (Median Wage: $100,640)
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