Nuclear Engineering, M.Sc. | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
24 months
48594 USD/year
48594 USD/year
28652 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Nuclear Engineering program from the University of Pittsburgh provides coursework for a graduate-level nuclear engineering education with study areas in nuclear operations and safety, nuclear science, and nuclear systems and policy. 


The focus on nuclear operations and safety not only fulfills a recognized educational need, but is also designed to take advantage of unique industrial resources in the Pittsburgh area. 

Our Nuclear Engineering faculty from University of Pittsburgh nuclear scientists and engineers with decades of experience in the commercial nuclear power industry and naval nuclear programs. The nuclear science area provides courses necessary to support a graduate-level research program. Finally, the NE program offers courses in nuclear systems and policy, for example, we have a courses on codes and standards for the nuclear industry and on nuclear plant management.

The objectives of the nuclear engineering graduate program are:

  • To develop the basic competencies needed by science and engineering graduates to contribute quickly and effectively to the renaissance of nuclear science and technology in the United States and abroad.
  • To create a benchmark educational program that can serve as a model throughout academia.
  • To provide graduate students research opportunities in support of issues important to the nuclear power industry and related technologies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering 
  • Nuclear Core Dynamics 
  • Nuclear Plant Dynamics and Control
  • Nuclear Plant Systems with the Reactor Core 
  • Nuclear Operations Safety
  • Integrated Nuclear Power Plant Operations 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letters Of Reference: Applicants must have their reference letters submitted electronically as part of the online admissions application process.
  • Transcripts: Applicants are required to upload academic records from each academic institution (undergraduate and/or graduate) attended. Official, original academic credentials that are issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. These will be considered unofficial copies.
  • GRE Scores
  • English Language Proficiency Exam (International Applicants Only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48594 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 48594 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    48594 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 48594 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    28652 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28652 USD per year during 24 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $1,357 per credit INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL: $2,297 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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