To begin a career in engineering, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree and perhaps even a master’s degree, which comes to at least six years of higher education. Admission to an engineering master’s program usually requires a strong score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
The Graduate Engineering at Rochester (GEAR) program allows you to skip the GRE exam before entering into your fifth year as a master’s candidate at Rochester. When accepted to the GEAR program as an undergraduate, you’re assured admission to the University’s Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (located right on Rochester’s main campus) in one of nine master’s programs:
- Biomedical engineering
- Chemical engineering
- Computer science
- Electrical and computer engineering
- Materials science
- Mechanical engineering
- Technical entrepreneurship and management (TEAM)
You will serve as a teaching assistant during your final year, which covers 50 percent of your tuition. The program also provides advising by GEAR mentors, opportunities for research and internships, and access to first-rate research facilities.