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Below are a few statements from our graduates. Read what they're saying about the Master of Global Engineering Leadership degree!


"I knew that having a Master's degree would help me advance in my career, but I was not excited about the significant research associated with traditional engineering degrees. At the same time, a business degree seemed too far removed from my engineering interests. The MGEL program has proven to be the best of both worlds: A challenging study into advanced engineering applications, along with insightful instruction on essential business and leadership principles. The application requirements made the program very accessible, and the 100% online curriculum provides the flexibility I need as a working professional and part-time student. I immediately saw how the curriculum benefited my current job, and I am excited to see how the degree will advance my career."
MGEL Graduate - Automotive Technical Track


"I find the MGEL to be a challenging and fulfilling course of study. The MGEL program provides me with the right mix of flexibility and academic rigor to further my professional development. MGEL courses are an eclectic blend of complex assignments, interesting lectures and engaging discussions with classmates. The program’s mixture of technical study and business leadership/management provides me with contemporary instruction that extends beyond the classroom. And MGEL faculty have each served as a wealth of knowledge and are highly involved and engaging, despite the distance learning nature of the program. Whether you are an engineer or working as a leader in a technical role, the MGEL degree is a valuable addition to one’s academic and professional portfolio!"
MGEL Graduate - Enterprise Sevices and Architectures Technical Track

"I have been interested in hybrid technology for many years and wanting to get involved in the field. I had been looking for an online program for some time to increase my knowledge, and develop a new career path for myself. I chose the automotive engineering track because it was the best introduction to hybrid and alternative fuel systems currently offered in an online format. The online format is key to balancing a masters degree with a demanding full time engineering job and family."
MGEL Graduate - Automotive Technical Track


"I feel like the MGEL program has made me much more confident in my project management skills and has taught me valuable information about managing public organizations, accounting, etc. along with allowing me to further my engineering education in an area that is not entirely related to my Bachelor’s degree...my career aspirations have changed and become more ambitious after beginning the MGEL program. The MGEL has taught me that I am able to take on a management/leadership role in a company and should be highly competent in this position."
MGEL Graduate - Customized Technical Track

"The MGEL was the ideal route for me as it was an opportunity to accomplish my goals in academia while continuing my career in the consulting industry. The ability to choose a technical track enabled me to grow considerably in topics that were pertinent to the problems I face daily as a professional."
MGEL Graduate - Civil/Environmental Technical Track

"I have developed so many skills that I have been able to take into my job. The knowledge base that you gain at Ohio State is second to none. It's better than I expected and more than I hoped."
MGEL Graduate - Welding Engineering Technical Track

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Average age: 30

Average number of years of work experience: 8

Average undergraduate GPA: 3.26


Industries Represented:

Civil Engineering

Engineering Consulting

Environmental Engineering
Higher Education
Information Technology
Insurance Management Consulting
Oil & Gas Research Technology
Transportation Engineering


Undergraduate Fields of Study:

Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Environmental Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Information Technology
Materials Science & Welding Engineering
Mechanical Engineering