MS Program

WPI’s Robotics Engineering Master of Science program focuses on imparting students with:

  • A solid understanding of the fundamentals of computer science, electrical and computer engineering, mathematics, and mechanical engineering underlying robotic systems.
  • An awareness of the management and systems contexts within which robotic systems are engineered.
  • Advanced knowledge in selected areas of robotics, culminating in a capstone research or design experience.

The program benefits from the guidance of WPI’s Robotics Engineering Advisory Board, a group of representatives from leading robotics companies—several of which are based in Massachusetts, a globally-recognized center of the robotics industry.  

Life in the Robotics Engineering Program

The program provides students and faculty with an open, engaging, and friendly atmosphere that encourages collaboration and the sharing of ideas. Faculty members are responsive and accessible, with research labs and faculty offices in close proximity. There are also opportunities for interacting with other students, faculty, and staff outside of the lab, with many social events throughout the year. Students are supported by Women in Robotics Engineering (WiRE) and Rho Beta Epsilon, a student-run robotics honors society, which coordinates social events and provides opportunities for mentoring. WPI’s beautiful 80-acre campus is located in a charming residential area of Worcester, Mass., recently voted one of the nation’s “most livable cities” by Affordable and accessible—less than an hour to Boston and 3.5 hours to New York—Worcester is home to more than a dozen colleges and universities and offers the rich and diverse cultural and social amenities of a great college town.      

In the heart of the New England technology corridor, WPI’s location also offers rich opportunities for MS students. New England has emerged as the epicenter of the multi-billion dollar robotics industry, and WPI is well-connected with industry, both regionally and nationally. This provides MS students with opportunities for collaborative research with industry, internships, and rewarding careers.  

Admission Requirements 

Students are eligible for admission to the program upon earning a BS or MS degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics Engineering, or a related field from an accredited university.   To apply or learn more, visit our Graduate Admissions website.     


The graduate admissions committee in Robotics Engineering observes strict application submissions and completion of deadlines. If you would like to be considered for fall admission, your application must be submitted by January 1st and all credentials must be received by February 1st. For spring admission, your application must be submitted by October 1st and all credentials must be received by November 1st.