University of Memphis

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About the University of Memphis

It doesn't take long to see what people love about the University of Memphis. This is a university filled with joy. You can hear it in the roar of Tiger fans at every game. You notice it in the warm smiles you pass on campus. You can feel it when our students get recognized nationally for their successes. And you see it when another UofM discovery happens in our research labs.

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee, the UofM is a major research institution. What you learn here builds a sense of intellectual engagement that will empower you to make a difference in life and throughout your career. Founded in 1912, we welcome more than 21,000 students to campus every year. Diversity is one of our strengths. Students and faculty come from all over the world to be a part of the UofM experience. With 26 Chairs of Excellence and five state-approved Centers of Excellence, the school is the flagship institution of the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

Why do prospective students choose Memphis?

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Find out why more than 20,000 students choose the University of Memphis as their college home each year.

It's a vibe thing

One visit and prospective students are hooked. We have so much going for us at the University of Memphis, to be honest, our campus sells itself. Our internship program is among the nations Top 10. That's because the entire city of Memphis doubles as a classroom. When you come to college here, you'll make real-world contributions in Fortune 500 offices, art galleries, community programs and research labs all across the Memphis area.

It's a value thing

The UofM also happens to be one of the most affordable, large public colleges located smack-dab in the middle of one of the nation's coolest cities. We're also a major research university where ingenuity is just a given. Your diploma from the UofM will have the prestige employers are looking for, without a gigantic price tag.

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University of Memphis Strategic Plan: Defining Our Future

Vision

The University of Memphis will be recognized as one of America's great metropolitan research universities, noted for its comprehensive, innovative academic programs and for capitalizing on its urban setting and region to address the challenges of our global society.

Mission

The University of Memphis is a learner-centered metropolitan research university providing high quality educational experiences while pursuing new knowledge through research, artistic expression, and interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship.

Highest priorities

  • Increase enrollment, retention and graduation rates for all students.
  • Continue to incorporate innovation and technology into instruction to enhance student success across all domains.
  • Increase research and scholarly/creative activity, along with external funding.
  • Grow and advance entrepreneurial and commercialization activity.
  • Employ appropriate support to enhance the academic experience for students through coaching, mentoring, tutoring and advising.
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MS in Biomedical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Memphis

Biomedical Engineering focuses on technology and processes that medical professionals use and apply to solve complex health problems. Biomedical engineers have a huge impact on how, when, where and why medical care is delivered. [+]

Biomedical Engineering focuses on technology and processes that medical professionals use and apply to solve complex health problems. Biomedical engineers have a huge impact on how, when, where and why medical care is delivered. You can find them doing things like designing new implants for patients with hip fractures, developing tools that can detect minor heart attacks before they magnify into ventricular fibrillation, and developing the means to deliver drugs to cure local infections or to maintain blood sugar levels in diabetes. The Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Memphis and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, participate in the Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering. The Joint Program offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering. Students may elect courses of study in the following areas: biomaterials/drug delivery, biomechanics, biosensors, cardiopulmonary engineering, cell and tissue engineering, electrophysiology, medical imaging, and orthopedic biomechanics. All graduate students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School and the program requirements of the degree being pursued. Entrance Examination Applicants must have taken the ETS® GRE® revised General Test within five years of the application date. The GRE revised General Test is a third-party evaluative tool administered by the ETS (Educational Testing Service) organization. Test scores must be sent directly to Graduate Admissions from the testing agency. The University of Memphis institution code number for reporting ETS scores is... [-]

MS in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Memphis

Civil Engineering serves the general public by planning, designing and constructing projects to safeguard our way of life. Civil engineers are big picture thinkers, involved in things that most people take for granted, like safe bridges that can withstand earthquakes, [+]

Civil Engineering serves the general public by planning, designing and constructing projects to safeguard our way of life. Civil engineers are big picture thinkers, involved in things that most people take for granted, like safe bridges that can withstand earthquakes, ways to clean waste water and reduce air pollution, improved roadway designs that flow smoothly with limited congestion, and safe paths for children to take to and from school. I. The department of Civil Engineering offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree with a major in Civil Engineering (concentrations in Engineering Seismology, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering) and a PhD degree with a major in Engineering (concentration in Civil Engineering). Program objectives are: (1) ability to apply advanced knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering principles to the solution of practical engineering problems; (2) meet or exceed the needs and expectations of public and private sector employers for M.S. graduates; and (3) preparation to pursue additional advanced studies if so desired. All graduate students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School and the program requirements of the degree being pursued. II. MS Degree Program A. Program Admission The Herff College of Engineering has established uniform admissions criteria for all graduate programs. Exceptions to these requirements may be addressed by the Graduate Admissions and Retention Committee of the department and must be approved by the Dean. In addition to meeting the University minimum admission requirements, applicants must... [-]

MS in Engineering Technology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Memphis

Engineering Technology focuses on the application of engineering theory (as opposed to the development of theory). Using knowledge of mathematics and natural science, engineering technology is devoted to implementation and extension of existing technology for the benefit of humanity. [+]

Engineering Technology focuses on the application of engineering theory (as opposed to the development of theory). Using knowledge of mathematics and natural science, engineering technology is devoted to implementation and extension of existing technology for the benefit of humanity. Engineering Technology Degree VS. Traditional Engineering Degree What is the difference between an ET degree and an engineering degree? Graduates from our engineering programs are called engineers, but when you graduate from our engineering technology program, you are called a technologist. Traditional engineering tracks focus on theory and conceptual design, while ET is primarily focused on application and implementation. Math courses in the ET program are lower level and more practical in nature, like algebra, trigonometry and applied calculus. Traditional engineering requires higher-level mathematics, including additional semesters of calculus and calculus based theoretical science courses. I. The Department of Engineering Technology offers a Master of Science degree in Engineering Technology. Individual emphasis can be developed in the curriculum areas of Computer, Electronics, or Manufacturing. The department also offers a graduate certificate in Applied Lean Leadership. Program objectives for the MS are: (1) ability to apply advanced knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering principles to the solution of practical engineering problems; (2) meet or exceed the needs and expectations of public and private sector employers for MS graduates; and (3) preparation to pursue additional advanced studies if so desired. All graduate students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School and the program requirements of the degree being pursued.... [-]

MS in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Memphis

The department of Mechanical Engineering offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science degree with a major in Mechanical Engineering. [+]

The department of Mechanical Engineering offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science degree with a major in Mechanical Engineering. Program objectives are: (1) ability to apply advanced knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering principles to the solution of practical engineering problems; (2) meet or exceed the needs and expectations of public and private sector employers for MS graduates; and (3) preparation to pursue additional advanced studies if so desired. All graduate students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School and the program requirements of the degree being pursued. MS Degree Program A. Program Admission The Herff College of Engineering has established uniform admission criteria that identify the pool of master’s level applicants from which the department evaluates and recommends qualified applicants to be admitted. B. Program Requirements A more detailed description of the information listed below will be given by the Coordinator of Graduate Studies to students admitted into the Mechanical Engineering MS program. Thesis Option: Successful completion of 30 semester hours to include 6 hours in MECH 7996 for thesis and 3 hours each in MECH 7341 and 7342. Of the remaining 18 hours, no more than 9 hours of 6000-level MECH courses or collateral courses may be used in satisfying degree requirements. Only courses in mathematics, the physical sciences, or another engineering discipline may serve as collateral courses; each course must receive prior approval by the departmental graduate coordinator for it to be used in satisfying degree requirements. With prior approval,... [-]

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MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Memphis

Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering provide the technology that created the information age in which we live. From the telephone, television and radio to smartphones, gaming consoles and the Internet, electrical engineering and computer engineering continue to drive the technical advances that radically alter our lives. [+]

Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering provide the technology that created the information age in which we live. From the telephone, television and radio to smartphones, gaming consoles and the Internet, electrical engineering and computer engineering continue to drive the technical advances that radically alter our lives. For the future, electrical and computer engineers will develop more sustainable sources of energy, like solar and wind power, and more efficient devices, like appliances and computers that will help maintain our world and extend our natural resources. They contribute to medical technology that helps keep us healthy or cure us when we are ill. Do you listen to music on your smartphone or tablet? An electrical and computer engineer designed the hardware and software that allow you to enjoy your tunes that way. Our programs provide graduates with a thorough understanding of the theoretical and philosophical principles of computer hardware and software, electronics, electric power and signal processing and communications, so they are prepared to apply their knowledge through design to a variety of applications. I. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE) offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science degree with a major in Electrical and Computer Engineering (concentrations in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering) and a PhD degree with a major in Engineering (concentrations in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering). Program objectives are: (1) ability to apply advanced knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering principles to the solution of practical engineering problems; (2) meet or exceed the... [-]

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