Master of Science (M.S.)
The Petroleum Engineering department at the University of North Dakota offers a versatile and convenient Master of Science degree, which will prepare candidates for the challenges of industry and academia.
The curriculum is customized to suit the needs of both experienced professionals as well as new graduates. The M.S. degree can be taken both on-campus and remotely through the college's famous distance education degree program (DEDP). The program also offers students a chance to use a variety of industry-standard software and the chance to work with the world-class labs on-campus, providing a springboard for aspiring researchers. This program provides ample opportunity for employment through various network-building events and helps you chart a course for a successful career.
The courses and research direction adopted by the Master of Science students are advised by experts from the industry, including the local industry from North Dakota and also the project topics that are proposed by the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC).
The program is also supported by large number of industry partners as part of the department’s Industry Advisory Council (IAC) who help in the employment of candidates from the Petroleum Engineering program, including Hess Corporation, Continental Resources, Halliburton, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, Conoco Philips, Oasis Petroleum, Equinor, Emerson, Neset Consulting, and Credence Energy Services.
There are also organizations within the University of North Dakota that hire students as interns to work on large-scale energy projects. These research centers include:
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