Graduate Studies

NJIT offers advanced studies in numerous disciplines leading to master's degrees, doctoral degrees and graduate certificates. Programs are available to full-time students and to working professionals who may be interested in part-time study. Some programs are offered jointly or in cooperation with Rutgers-Newark and with RBHS as part of continuing collaborations. Graduate programs at NJIT are overseen by the Office of Graduate Studies, Fenster Hall, Room 140, 973-596-3462.

Graduate students are involved in the university's extensive research activities through association with renowned faculty, research centers and research laboratories. Financial support is available to eligible Ph.D. students in the form of teaching assistantships and research assistantships. Opportunities are also available to eligible Master's students for service-based or fellowship support. For information about these opportunities, students are encouraged to contact their academic departments.

Graduate Degrees

The doctoral and master’s degree programs offered at NJIT are listed at http://catalog.njit.edu/programs/. All doctoral programs lead to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. Master's programs lead to the Master of Science (MS), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Master of Architecture (M.Arch.), Master in Infrastructure Planning (MIP), or the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, as indicated below. Numerous  accelerated degree options exist that allow dual use of courses in one degree program toward a second degree program.  The Office of Graduate Studies may be consulted about accelerated degree options such as BS/MS, MS/MS and other similar combinations.

The Collaborative Doctorate

This PhD student option is designed to meet the workforce needs of the knowledge-dependent global economy recognizing the particular requirements of the practitioner. The Collaborative Doctorate is designed for engineers, executives, scientists, military personnel, state and federal government employees, and educators who want to pursue a PhD while continuing full-time employment. 

Details about this opportunity are available at http://catalog.njit.edu/graduate/academic-policies-procedures/collaborative-doctorate/.