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M.S. in Petroleum Engineering University of Texas at Austin




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Graduate students in the UT PGE department collaborate with world-class faculty on innovative research that results in game-changing solutions for the energy industry. In this section, learn more about what program option is the best fit for you, the financial support available, and the abundant campus activities, why everyone is talking about Austin and the career opportunities available to you post-graduation.

In the classroom, students will receive a strong education from world-class professors, some of whom have written the books on the subject. Graduate students conduct research in excellent facilities that provide unique capabilities in a variety of areas including production logging, vertical and inclined flow in wells, artificial lift, core flooding for enhanced oil recovery, subsurface environmental remediation, drilling, stimulation, rock mechanics, well log digitizing and interpretation, and PVT analysis.

Since many petroleum companies conduct worldwide operations, petroleum engineers may have the opportunity to work on assignments all over the world. Petroleum engineers must solve a variety of technological, political, and economic problems encountered in these assignments. These exciting challenges combine to offer a petroleum engineer a most rewarding career.


UT PGE graduate students have a variety of career choices post-graduation. You can choose to work for national research laboratories or research and development units in industry, or teach and conduct research at top universities across the nation and abroad. Discover the resources available to you. Always remember, the best way to obtain a full-time job upon graduation is participating in summer internships during your tenure at UT PGE.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study M.S. in Petroleum Engineering.

Full Time (Thesis option: 30 semester credit hours; Report Option: 33 semester credit hours)

Tuition fees

$21,505.00 (15,23,253) per year




Cockrell School of Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin,

301 E. Dean Keeton Street,



78712, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a comparable degree from a foreign academic institution. A grade point average of at least 3.00 in upper-division (junior- and senior-level) coursework and in any graduate work already completed.

The minimum scores considered acceptable for admission by the Graduate School are:

TOEFL: 79 on the Internet-based test (iBT)

IELTS: An overall band of 6.5 on the Academic Examination

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