Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Introduction

ABOUT WPI

Worcester Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society.

Today, WPI holds firm to its founding mission to provide an education that balances theory with practice, a philosophy symbolized by the towers of our two original buildings, pictured above.

WPI's 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

The university’s curriculum features a flexible, rigorous program that is project-based and globally engaged, aimed at the quality experience and a positive impact for the communities it partners with. WPI faculty members--recently ranked top in the nation for quality and accessibility, as reported by the Wall Street Journal--work with students on interdisciplinary research seeking solutions to important and socially relevant problems, both on campus and at more than 40 project centers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.

Graduate research programs include robotics, materials science, cybersecurity, and learning sciences and technology. WPI invests in research in critical areas, seeking solutions to important and socially relevant problems in such diverse fields as fire protection engineering, life sciences and bioengineering, energy and data science.

  • 4,337 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
  • 2,091 GRADUATE STUDENTS
  • 50+ DEGREE PROGRAMS
  • 45+ GLOBAL PROJECT CENTERS ON SIX CONTINENTS

History

WPI’s founders wanted to create a new kind of university to help prepare a new professional class of engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs to fuel this new era. They had different ideas about how best to educate technological professionals, and in merging their visions, a new, influential model of higher education emerged.

Pioneer in Project-Based Education

WPI was among the first universities in the United States to incorporate project-based learning in its undergraduate curriculum, requiring students to apply their acquired skills, knowledge, and abilities to develop solutions for real-world problems. Now WPI is helping other colleges and universities implement experiential learning in their own curricula.

Our Campus

To know what WPI is all about, you have to experience it firsthand. WPI’s charming campus, set on a secluded hilltop, doesn’t look or feel like an urban university. Yet just down from “The Hill,” a vibrant college town awaits, with the amenities, opportunities, and lively cultural scene one would expect from New England’s second largest city.

Annual & Special Events

From Homecoming to QuadFest to TouchTomorrow, the university hosts a number of annual events, ceremonies, athletic competitions, and educational programs that celebrate achievements, honor traditions, and evoke a sense of pride, school spirit, and the community at WPI.

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#1

  • FACULTY THAT BEST COMBINE RESEARCH AND TEACHING
  • THE WALL STREET JOURNAL/TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION (2016)

TOP 25

  • STEM COLLEGES
  • FORBES (2018)

#5

  • BEST-RUN COLLEGES
  • PRINCETON REVIEW (2019)
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Programs

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MSc

Master of Science in Innovation with User Experience (IUX)

Campus Full time September 2019 USA Worcester

Students in WPI’s master of science in innovation with user experience (IUX) program will learn to create, design, evaluate, improve, and generate innovative products and services that help organizations elevate their goals, meet their consumers’ needs, and increase their market share. [+]

Students in WPI’s master of science in innovation with user experience (IUX) program will learn to create, design, evaluate, improve, and generate innovative products and services that help organizations elevate their goals, meet their consumers’ needs, and increase their market share.

As a student in WPI’s innovation with user experience MS program, you’ll gain fluency in the scope of technology, business, and design to give consumers the best user experience possible by capturing technology and innovation. The business and industry expertise in the Foisie Business School and the technological and scientific resources of the university provide valuable collaborations to give students a distinct edge.... [-]


Master of Science in Management

Campus Full time September 2019 USA Worcester

Learn to lead at the intersection of business and technology with a Master of Science in Management degree from WPI. Whether you are an early career professional seeking to enhance your undergraduate education, or an established specialist in your field, you will find that our program offers you the flexibility to tailor a course of study to your interests and career objectives. [+]

Learn to lead at the intersection of business and technology with a Master of Science in Management degree from WPI. Whether you are an early career professional seeking to enhance your undergraduate education or an established specialist in your field, you will find that our program offers you the flexibility to tailor a course of study to your interests and career objectives. The program will prepare you to innovate products and services within technology-based enterprises, leveraging a solid and practical understanding of all major functional business areas, from financial management to complex group dynamics and organizational design.

Curriculum

Our curriculum draws from WPI’s strengths in science and engineering to bring innovations into the classroom and give graduates an edge in an increasingly technology-driven and globally competitive business world. While many students find the MS in Management degree gives them just the edge they need, you may also choose an alternative track that leads to an MBA. Both online and in the classroom, MS in Management and MBA students participate in integrated core classes that combine principles of finance, business law, economics, marketing, and management.... [-]


Master of Science in Marketing and Innovation

Campus Full time September 2019 USA Worcester

Developing and marketing new products and services requires today's savvy professionals to recognize opportunities, create and implement solutions, and develop leadership and interpersonal skills. [+]

Developing and marketing new products and services requires today's savvy professionals to recognize opportunities, create and implement solutions, and develop leadership and interpersonal skills. You’ll acquire these skills and more in the Master of Science in Marketing and Technology Innovation program. By recognizing the unique needs of technology-oriented environments and how to meet them head-on, you’ll gain valuable, marketable skills as you prepare to take on a leadership role.

Curriculum

The MS in Marketing and Innovation 36-credit program is designed for aspiring marketing leaders responsible for innovation within technology-oriented environments. You’ll learn how to create and apply comprehensive marketing strategies, design new product development processes, transform data into useful business intelligence, and understand consumer behavior and risk management across regions and cultures. You determine the right number of classes to take each semester. In the classroom, you will benefit from rich discussions and a supportive learning atmosphere.... [-]


Master of Science in Operations Analytics and Management

Campus Full time 36 hours September 2019 USA Worcester

The Master of Science in Operations Analytics and Management was created to prepare analysts who can guide their organizations through the complexities of operations on a global stage. [+]

The Master of Science in Operations Analytics and Management was created to prepare analysts who can guide their organizations through the complexities of operations on a global stage. The program balances quantitative and qualitative analyses while emphasizing the skills you need to work in multidisciplinary teams and develop an innovative mindset in order to respond to ever-changing business environments.

Curriculum

With the MS in Operations Analytics and Management 36-credit program, you’ll gain a well-rounded, comprehensive education in operations analytics and management, while still leaving ample room for you to customize the breadth of your degree. Course topics include risk management, Lean Six Sigma process design, modeling and optimization, supply chain management, and database development. You will also study and gain hands-on experience through internships to link practice with theory and to hone your communication and interpersonal skills.... [-]


Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time September 2019 USA Worcester

WPI’s MS in Supply Chain Management, a STEM designated degree, prepares students for a career in managing the global demands, distributions, and fulfillment of goods and services. [+]

WPI’s MS in Supply Chain Management, a STEM designated degree, prepares students for a career in managing the global demands, distributions, and fulfillment of goods and services. The MS in Supply Chain Management provides students with the skills and hands-on project management techniques necessary to design and manage an effective supply chain. As a global economy offers more opportunities for goods and services to move across continents on a daily basis, it also increases the challenges of managing the forecasting and flow of products, information, and capital. As each of these factors can impact an organization’s profitability and overall customer satisfaction, professional training in supply chain management becomes an essential part of a company’s leadership team.... [-]


Masters of Science in Information Technology

Campus Full time September 2019 USA Worcester

The demand for IT professionals who understand business has never been greater. As a student in the WPI MS in Information Technology program, you’ll be immersed into information technology and comprehensive management principles necessary for understanding the application of IT to business. [+]

The demand for IT professionals who understand business has never been greater. As a student in the WPI MS in Information Technology program, you’ll be immersed into information technology and comprehensive management principles necessary for understanding the application of IT to business. You will learn how to create business opportunities by leveraging existing and emerging information technology with business intelligence. The program will prepare you to take on a leadership role at the forefront of technological and business innovations.

Curriculum

The MS in Information Technology 36-credit program curriculum draws from WPI’s strengths in technology, engineering, and science. Classes explore a wide range of cutting-edge topics, including the organizational and technological challenges of enterprise systems, security management, systems development life cycle, and information systems innovation.... [-]


Contact

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01609 Worcester, Massachusetts, USA