Nuclear Engineering Master 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.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

International graduates of this major are approved by the Department of Homeland Security for three (3) years of work permission in the United States after graduation. Visit the Office of International Affairs website for more information.

Upcoming Recruitment Events

Graduate Research Information Sessions – Learn More and Register Here

  • Wednesday, September 20th - Multi-functional Design Lab - Dr. Alok Sutradhar
  • Thursday, September 28th - Materials at Extremes - Dr. Calvin Stewart
  • Tuesday, October 3rd - Zhai Research Group - Dr. Shang Zhai
  • Thursday, November 2nd - Cyberbotics Lab - Dr. Ayonga Hereid

Scarlet and Gray Preview Day: MAE Graduate Programs – Learn More and Register Here

  • Friday, October 27th – Both In-Person and Virtual Options
  • The Scarlet and Gray Preview Day: MAE Graduate Programs event is an opportunity for prospective graduate students to learn more about our graduate programs in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering. Prospective students have the opportunity to attend this event in person or virtually. Attendees will have the opportunity to:
    • Meet with current faculty, students, and staff
    • Tour labs to learn about research happening in the Department
    • Apply to be considered for an application fee waiver (while supplies last)
    • Eligible to be considered for early admission review and priority funding consideration
  • Note: This event is geared towards autumn 2024 applicants. However, this event is open to any student who meets the attendance requirements.

MAE Admissions Webinar – Learn More and Register Here

  • Various sessions in September, October, and November.