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Tagliatela College of Engineering

West Haven, CT


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A Highly Rated Engineering School at a Well-Regarded Private College

The University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut is a small institution with a large and comprehensive engineering program and a reputation for quality. The university, founded in 1920 as a private, secular school, is one of US News & World Report's "Best Regional Universities – North" and one of The Princeton Review's "Best Northeastern Colleges" and "Best 382 Colleges" nationwide. The Princeton Review also lists the University of New Haven among the top 20 US colleges for "Best Career Services."

The University's Tagliatela College of Engineering is recognized by US News & World Report for one of the "Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs" among schools that don't offer a doctoral degree program. Tagliatela offers a total of eight engineering and applied-science programs that have national accreditation and is the only private college in the state to do so. There are ten undergraduate and eleven graduate degree programs available to Tagliatela College of Engineering students, along with four graduate certificate programs.

Graduate Engineering Programs Provide Theory and Research Opportunities

Each graduate degree program in the Tagliatela College of Engineering involves students in research and hands-on learning with the goal of preparing students to move into challenging and dynamic careers. The college prides itself on small class sizes and individual attention. Graduates have gone on to work for state and federal agencies, branches of the military, major businesses, and universities.

The MS in Biomedical Engineering requires a student thesis or a project in the area of biomaterials, tissue engineering, medical imaging systems, or digital image processing as part of the 30-credit curriculum. Faculty members have experience researching topics such as anti-clotting factors and biomaterials, nanomaterial synthesis, and computational chemistry.

The MS in Civil Engineering has a choice among four areas of focus: sustainability, environmental engineering, structural engineering, and construction management. The program's faculty has extensive research and professional experience in such areas as water resources, built-environment life-cycle management, contaminant transport, and bridge and highway design.

The MS in Mechanical Engineering takes students through such topics as advanced fluid mechanics and thermodynamics to a capstone research project or thesis on a topic of their choice. Faculty members' research areas include renewable energy, robotics, artificial intelligence, and thermal-fluid systems.

The MS in Electrical Engineering covers topics such as communication, control systems, digital systems, and signal processing, all with the aim of helping students develop their analysis, research, and design skills. Faculty areas of expertise include neural networking, robot navigation, fiber optics, and STEM curriculum development.

The MS in Environmental Engineering covers water, waste, emissions, and remediation best practices and challenges. Faculty members focus their research efforts on issues including surface water quality, environmental contaminant lifecycles, and soil reclamation.

Master of Science Programs with a Digital Focus

The MS in Computer Science allows students to focus on particular areas for their careers or further academic studies. These focus areas include cyber forensics, mobile applications, wireless networking, and more. Students without a computer science background may be able to enter the program through a series of bridge courses. Faculty member research focuses on scientific validation of cybersecurity practices, approximate matching, programming languages, and more.

The MS in Cybersecurity and Networks offers pathways for students with a background in the field and for those who need bridge coursework to make the transition. All students in the program must work on a major project with real-world applications to prepare for a career in networking, forensics, or security. Areas of faculty research include WiMAX, LTE, and machine learning.

Business-Oriented Graduate Engineering Programs

The MS in Engineering and Operations Management is a project-based program designed for engineering degree-holders. Students learn business concepts along with management-level engineering topics like supply chain establishment, customer relationship building, and planning. Faculty members' research areas include AI algorithms for production and manufacturing, Six Sigma principles and healthcare, and digital healthcare records.

The MS in Industrial Engineering program is open to students with a bachelor's degree in engineering or a related subject. Quality assurance, resource efficiency, systems optimization, and other large-scale processes and practices are the focus of study.

Online and Dual-Degree Graduate Engineering Degree Programs

For students seeking something different from the campus-based, single-degree experience, the university offers two other options. The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, offered on campus, is also offered as a completely online degree program, consisting of 30 project-focused credits that can be completed in as little as two years. The dual MBA/MSIE degree program at the University of New Haven consists of 33 graduate business credits plus 36 industrial engineering credits. The program is open to students with an ABET-accredited  undergraduate or technical degree and requires both an engineering research project and an MBA project.

Graduate Certificate Programs at the Tagliatela College of Engineering

Degree-holders who want to further their education in specific areas can choose among four graduate certificate programs tailored to professional requirements.

The Computer Programming Certificate covers C/C++ programming and data structures, plus a choice of coursework in Java, rapid software development, object-oriented principles, and systems or script programming.

The Project Management Certificate is a 30-credit program that covers project frameworks and lifecycles, schedule development, quality control, communication, and other key concepts.

The Quality Engineering Certificate covers quality analysis, probability theory, statistics, and either experiment design or reliability and maintainability.

The three day Six Sigma Certificate program culminates in an Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Green Belt Certificate for students who pass the end-of-course exam.

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Engineering Students

Graduate applicants to the University of New Haven are automatically considered for a variety of merit-based scholarships. The university offers a number of merit-based assistantships for full-time graduate students to defray the cost of tuition and provide an earned wage. These include the Provost's Assistantship, which offsets 75% of tuition expenses and provides 15 to 20 hours per week of research or teaching experience, and the Dean's Scholarship, which covers up to half of the recipients' tuition.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MBA/MSIE)
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE)
(Graduate Certificate)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 330
Other Advanced Degrees 20

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 1.47%
Black or African American 3.3%
White or Caucasian 23%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.18%
Asian 4.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.18%
Unknown 2.39%


Male (71%)
Female (28%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 29
Part-time - 30
Male (54)
Female (5)

Location & Contact

Address 300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT  06516
United States
Contact Dr. Ronald Harichandran
Phone: 203-932-7167