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Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
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Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering

The Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering degree program is designed for working professionals who have already obtained a bachelor's degree in engineering and have some nuclear engineering training. 

All courses needed for the degree are available online to students residing both in and out of the United States. Students never need to come to campus for any course work and will travel to the Kansas State University campus only once at the end of their program for an oral examination, which is conducted by their supervisory committee. 

Navy personnel who have nuclear engineering post-graduate training through the Nuclear Power School or the Navy's Bettis Reactor Engineers School (BRES) may apply up to 3 credit hours from their Power School training or up to 12 hours from their BRES training.

Careers in Nuclear Engineering   

Engineers with a specific background in nuclear engineering are needed to help meet workforce demands in the nuclear industry. Nuclear engineering careers include:

  • nuclear power equipment manufacturing
  • utility industries
  • engineering consulting firms
  • government

K-State compiles post-graduation employment information. That information and other career assistance information can be found on the K-State Career Center website.


Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering degree is offered through the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering . The department's undergraduate programs are accredited by the Accredited Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the same engineering faculty are fully engaged in the high-quality graduate programs.

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Quick Facts

Degree: Master of Science
College: Engineering
Credits: 30
Course delivery: Online
Tuition per credit hour: $857.60

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