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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)

About

History

Worcester Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society. Today, WPI holds firm to its founding mission to provide an education that balances theory with practice.

Education

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At WPI learning has always been about combining theory and practice. WPI graduates emerge ready to take on critical challenges in science and technology, knowing how their work can impact society and improve the quality of life. 

WPI's academic departments offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business and management, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to the BA, BS, MS, ME, MBA and PhD. Our world-class faculty is both renowned and accomplished--and they are accessible, priding themselves on the quality time they invest in their students. 

Research

WPI faculty members and students are engaged in advanced, interdisciplinary research across a broad range of fields. From cutting-edge work in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, to explorations of the technological and policy issues surrounding cybersecurity, to studies of issues as diverse as firefighter health and security and the fire safety challenges of green buildings, this fundamental and applied research is addressing vital societal problems and technological challenges and producing innovations and insights that are helping build a better world. 

Career

At the Career Development Center (CDC) you will find connections, resources and expert advice to optimize your search and yield results.  From choosing a major and exploring career options to resume writing and interview preparation, the CDC is your  “go to” collaborator and coach for career success.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
701 -100
2020
601
2019
601
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
901
2019
901 -100
2018
801
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
601 -100
2019
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
1003 -70
2019
933
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

As of July 1, 2018 the International House is composed of three departments: 

The newly restructured Office of International Student Life (ISL) will serve all international student related immigration and cultural adjustment needs including new student orientations, work authorizations, travel signatures, and non-resident alien tax help.

The newly created Office of Faculty and Scholar Services will work in collaboration with the Provost's Office to serve the international faculty and scholars with immigration paperwork and adjustment to Worcester questions.

The English as a Second Language Program will continue to serve the needs of graduate students seeking help with English language skills. 

Housing services

While our residence halls each have a different personality, they do share some features:

  • Fully furnished rooms (bed, desk, desk chair, dresser, and closet) with connections for high-speed data network services. Students receive complimentary access to streaming television and movie services and an option for phone service via IT Services.
  • A resident advisor (RA) for each floor, trained to help students. They answer questions about WPI policies, complete work order requests, and offer support for emotional issues that invariably come up, such as homesickness, roommate conflicts, or stress.

Library services

The George C. Gordon Library enriches WPI and the global community, inspiring and supporting research exploration and discovery, through the expertise of our staff, by providing relevant and specialized resources, user-centered spaces, and innovative services and tools that anticipate and respond to WPI’s changing information needs.

ICT services

IT Service enables the effective use of technology for teaching, learning, research, and the administrative work of the University by providing technology and mobility solutions, support, IT content and communications. 

Medical services

The Office of Health Services provides accessible, comprehensive, quality healthcare (including referral services) for all WPI students.

From diagnosing illnesses and designing effective treatments to physical therapy and wellness support and counseling, the Office of Health Services works to create a healthy and thriving campus community, with a goal of preventative care and long-term well-being.

Student Life

Campus life

WPI's 95-acre campus sits high on a hill in historic Worcester, Massachusetts. This convenient central location puts students close to all the best the city has to offer, including the Worcester Art Museum, the EcoTarium, and the world-renowned American Antiquarian Society.

Sports facilities

The WPI physical education, recreation & athletics facilities are divided among three main venues: Alumni Gymnasium (Fitness Center, Pool, and Bowling Alley), Harrington Auditorium and the outdoor facilities.  All facilities are open to the WPI community during posted hours when there are no events scheduled.

Student clubs

The Student Activities Office (SAO) strives to create and maintain a vibrant campus community made up of an extensive variety of student organizations, leadership programs, and community service opportunities.

WPI offers over 225 different clubs and organizations, and the SAO is in charge of overseeing each one to ensure that it runs to the best of its ability. The SAO is also responsible for coordinating campus activities such as visiting shows and comedians, as well as helping students to create their own university-recognized club or organization. Staff members offer a wide range of resources to ensure that students and their clubs succeed, and are available to offer help or guidance every step of the way.

Accreditation

WPI is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), a nongovernmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include degree-granting colleges and universities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and internationally.

Student Reviews

WPI Review
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I firmly believe that college is what you make of it. For me personally, this school was not designed for me to thrive. I did not like the school culture, the curriculum, or the location. But that does not mean that other people didn't love it. If you enjoy big cities or more of a cosmopolitan vibe than I would not recommend this school for you. That being said if you...

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Not for me, but could be for you if you thrive in smaller envrionments

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Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

not for me, but would suit someone who thrives in smaller environments

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