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2023 Best Engineering Science Doctor's Degree Schools

11 Colleges in the United States
115 Doctor's Degrees
If you plan on getting your doctor's degree in engineering science, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #114 in the country in terms of popularity. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

For its 2023 ranking, College Factual looked at 11 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for engineering science students pursuing a doctor's degree. Combined, these schools handed out 115 doctor's degrees in engineering science to qualified students.

Jump to one of the following sections: * Our Methodology

Choosing a Great Engineering Science School for Your Doctor's Degree

Best Engineering Science Doctor's Degree Schools The engineering science doctor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

The overall quality of a doctor's degree school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of doctorate graduates during the early years of their career. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their doctor's degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on engineering science students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other engineering science students want to attend this school to pursue a doctor's degree.
  • Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for engineering science to pay back their student loans after receiving their doctor's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized engineering science related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for engineering science students working on their doctor's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Engineering Science Doctor's Degree Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Engineering Science in the United States

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a doctor's degree in engineering science.

10 Top Schools for a Doctorate in Engineering Science

#1

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
18 Annual Graduates

Dartmouth College is one of the best schools in the country for getting a doctor's degree in engineering science. Dartmouth is a medium-sized private not-for-profit college located in the town of Hanover.More information about a doctorate in engineering science from Dartmouth College

#2

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
23 Annual Graduates

Harvard University is a good option for individuals interested in a doctor's degree in engineering science. Harvard is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Cambridge.More information about a doctorate in engineering science from Harvard University

2 Annual Graduates

University of California - San Diego is a great decision for individuals interested in a doctor's degree in engineering science. UCSD is a fairly large public university located in the large city of La Jolla.More information about a doctorate in engineering science from University of California - San Diego

8 Annual Graduates

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a doctor's degree in engineering science. Located in the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in engineering science from Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

#5

University of Toledo

Toledo, OH
16 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Toledo, University of Toledo is a public university with a large student population.More information about a doctorate in engineering science from University of Toledo

#6

University of Mississippi

University, MS
8 Annual Graduates

Ole Miss is a fairly large public university located in the remote town of University.More information about a doctorate in engineering science from University of Mississippi

7 Annual Graduates

OHIO Athens is a very large public university located in the town of Athens.More information about a doctorate in engineering science from Ohio University - Athens Campus

3 Annual Graduates

Located in the distant town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in engineering science from Washington State University

6 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Denver, CU Anschutz is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in engineering science from University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

#10

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA
7 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of New Orleans, UNO is a public university with a moderately-sized student population.More information about a doctorate in engineering science from University of New Orleans

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One of 40 majors within the Engineering area of study, Engineering Science has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Engineering Science

Related Major Annual Graduates
Electrical Engineering 2,179
Mechanical Engineering 1,634
Biomedical Engineering 1,096
Chemical Engineering 1,087
Civil Engineering 1,086
Materials Engineering 712
General Engineering 477
Computer Engineering 386
Industrial Engineering 370
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 361

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Nicolás Pérez. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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