Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin petroleum engineering graduate program by the numbers, is a strong and influential community that is dedicated to changing the world — 180 students, $13 million in research funding and 1,200 alumni with graduate degrees. The tight-knit group allows students to learn and develop in one of the nation’s fastest growing cities, Austin, Texas.

UT PGE’s education and research enables students to make an impact on society by finding solutions to our greatest energy issues. Ranked the No. 1 program by US News and World Report, our tradition of excellence stems from:

  • Strong curriculum
  • Outstanding faculty
  • Unmatched research program

UT PGE offers the following graduate programs: 

  • Ph.D. Program
  • M.S. Program

Both programs are housed on the UT Austin campus. Currently, we do not offer any type of online graduate degree.

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.

We welcome you to become a part of a diverse community known around the world for its bold spirit of pride and competitiveness. Define your future as you realize you are free to question ideas, pursue long-held passions and explore new interests—to redefine what's possible.




#1 Petroleum Engineering Program
97% of students receive financial support
$21 million conducted in research annually
10% of alumni serve in executive level positions in industry

Contact Us

CPE 3.168A

Office Hours

Monday – Friday

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Contact: Amy Stewart

Graduate Coordinator


Application Deadlines

Spring Semester – September 1

Summer/Fall Semester – December 15

Facts & Figures

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