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WWU Launches New Master of Engineering Program

A Master of Engineering degree will be offered by the Edward F. Cross School of Engineering at Walla Walla University beginning in fall 2023.

The one-year program will focus on expanding technical knowledge and preparing for business and project management in the engineering profession. The program will give current undergraduates the opportunity to obtain a master’s degree and extend their expertise into another discipline with little disruption. The program is also designed to be accessible to working professionals who can attend required in-person classes.

The School of Engineering has launched this program to further its mission of developing competent and compassionate engineering professionals at the forefront of their fields.

Students will complete coursework in three core areas: engineering specialty, research and design theory, and project management and decision-making. With more than 32 elective courses, students will be able to customize their coursework and projects to align with their professional goals. Students with mathematics or sciences backgrounds will also be well-positioned to join the program.

Students in the master's program will benefit from the 75-year history of excellence in engineering instruction and an active network of alumni who are professional engineers. The program will build upon the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program, which has been continually accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology for 49 years.

“As the flagship engineering program in Seventh-day Adventist higher education, offering a graduate program is the next innovative step in preparing professional engineers for leadership in this growing field,” said Pam Cress, associate vice president for graduate studies.

Applications are now open at For more information on the program, email

School of Engineering Facts

  • 98% of 2020 students were placed in graduate school or engineering careers within 12 months of graduation.
  • WWU's School of Engineering is the most diverse engineering program in the Northwest.
  • More than $100,000 in engineering scholarships are given to students in addition to WWU scholarships.

Featured in: May/June 2023