Why the Cockrell School?


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Stellar Reputation

Last fall, graduate students from 40 states and 35 countries became Longhorn engineers — and for good reason. Year after year, the Cockrell School is recognized as a top-ranked graduate engineering school.

  • 9th overall with more than half of our programs ranked in the top 10, U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools of Engineering
  • 10th, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences

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World-Renowned Faculty

Comprising pioneers, specialists and visionaries, our faculty will inspire you.

  • Inventors of the lithium ion battery and the Ethernet
  • Winners of the Japan Prize and the National Medal of Science
  • Nation's 4th highest membership in the National Academy of Engineering
  • Awarded more than 30 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards from the National Science Foundation in the past five years
  • Experts in energy, health, nanomanufacturing, wireless networking and other sought-after fields

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Substantial Funding

We know funding matters. The Cockrell School offers well-qualified students financial packages that include fellowships, paid teaching or research positions, health insurance and tuition coverage.

  • More than $3.6 million in fellowship support awarded this year
  • $25 million to support graduate research assistantships
  • $5 million to support teaching assistantships

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Dynamic Location

Austin, Texas, the state's vibrant capital city, offers more than just SXSW and BBQ.

  • One of the top five fastest-growing cities in the country (Forbes)
  • Serves as a major tech industry hub, fostering innovation and creativity
  • Boasts history, culture, community, live music, outdoor recreation
  • Enjoys a sunny, temperate climate year-round

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