Learn How to Apply to Any of ISD's Academic Programs

Our graduate degree programs offer interdisciplinary paths for students who are interested in vehicle electrification, advances in fuel technologies, cleaner energy, or a host of other challenges.

Graduate Degree Programs

Master's Degrees

Pursue a master’s degree in one of our six premier interdisciplinary graduate programs, online or on campus.

How to Apply to our Master’s Degree Programs


Doctor of Engineering​

ISD’s Doctor of Engineering (DEng) program develops technical leaders in the manufacturing arena who have depth in their own engineering disciplines, breadth across engineering disciplines, breadth beyond engineering, the ability to lead project teams, and the skills to carry out high quality engineering research and development.

How to Apply to our Doctor of Engineering Program

Doctor of Philosophy​

The Design Science PhD program leverages ISD’s novel integrative culture to produce unique leaders in design research, practice, and teaching.

How to Apply to our Doctor of Philosophy Program


Other Programs of Study​

Explore additional degree options and formats:

Sequential Undergraduate / Graduate Study (SUGS)

Undergraduates at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering can save time and money, and accelerate the start of a career. By double-counting and transferring courses, it is possible to finish an ISD Master of Engineering degree in just one year

How to Apply to Our Programs as an Undergrad With SUGS

Non-Candidate for Degree​

Students who have a unique learning need might find the right fit with ISD’s Non-Candidate for Degree (NCFD) status. Credit earned from these courses may be used toward other degrees at U-M as well as other institutions.

How to Apply to Our Non-Candidate for Degree Program


Dual Master of Engineering in Manufacturing and Master of Business Administration​

Pursue concurrent work in manufacturing engineering and business administration that leads to both a Master of Engineering in Manufacturing (MEM) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). 

How to Apply to Our Dual Master of Engineering Program

U-M-SJTU Accelerated Master’s Degree Program ​

This program is designed for students who receive an undergraduate BSE degree from UM–Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Joint Institute (JI SJTU) and wish to pursue an Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) Engineering Master’s degree at U-M.

How to Apply to Our Accelerated Master’s Degree Program 

Academic Programs

ISD offers six distinct and transformative graduate programs.

Learn More About Our Academic Programs

Automotive Engineering​​

The Automotive Engineering Program develops experts in the field who are poised to develop innovations that will change society and address global problems.

Automotive Engineering Prerequisites

Design Science

The Design Science Program at the University of Michigan engages in the systematic pursuit of design knowledge across all fields.

Design Science Prerequisites

Energy Systems Engineering

ESE students take on the challenges facing society in the areas of sustainable energy generation, storage, and conversion.

Energy Systems Engineering Prerequisites

Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering

The GAME program seeks to develop engineers who are rooted in a strong background of product development and production, with a clear understanding of how to work with virtual global teams and deal with global supply chains.

Global Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Prerequisites


The Manufacturing program prepares leaders and engineers who are innovators in technology and have the broad knowledge and skills how to streamline manufacturing processes and make the managerial decisions.

Manufacturing Prerequisites

Systems Engineering + Design

Systems Engineering + Design equips students to enter the modern design processes in government and industry that integrate the work of diverse specialists into complex products and processes.

Systems Engineering + Design Prerequisites

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Help Fund Your Future With Financial Aid and Scholarships

Learn about the many resources available to help you finance your graduate degree.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

There is Still Time to Apply

See application deadlines for upcoming academic terms, and make plans to submit your materials.

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We offer a range of virtual and in-person options for you to explore all we have to offer.

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Apply Today

With application submissions open year-round for ISD’s fall, winter and spring/summer terms, you can submit your application today. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply to an ISD Master or Doctorate of Engineering Program

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