Nuclear EngineeringMaster of Science

About us

The nuclear engineering graduate program at Ohio State is designed to prepare students for successful careers in a variety of specialty areas associated with the application of radiation, radioactive materials and nuclear fission. Our program is housed within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Our research is further strengthened by the presence of Ohio State's Nuclear Reactor Lab (OSU-NRL).

Ohio State’s nuclear engineering graduate students and their research innovations touch the lives of countless individuals. From developing a neutron detector capable of operating in high-radiation environments to improving the traditional probabilistic risk assessment approach, our students are impacting a variety of environmental and nuclear science areas. You can generate a bright future by pursuing nuclear engineering at Ohio State.

Click here to view our graduate program brochure or request more information about this program.

Upcoming Events

Scarlet and Gray Preview Day: MAE Graduate Programs

Research Information Sessions - Click Here to Learn More & Register 


  • 11/3 - Dr. Vasques - Nuclear Engineering
  • 11/12 - Dr. Stockar - Center for Automotive Research

MAE Admissions Webinars - Click Here to Register

  • November 2, 2021 @ 2pm EST
  • November 10, 2021 @ 9pm EST

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has a select number of application fee waivers for students who participate in the admissions webinars. If you attend a session, you will be sent a link to submit a copy of your unofficial transcript and provide a brief (paragraph or two) research statement explaining your previous research experience. Please note, not all students will be selected for the application fee waiver.