Online Learning in Welding Engineering

100% online Master of Science in Welding Engineering

The domestic and global demand for welding engineers is increasing dramatically. The purpose of this program is to provide a welding engineering curriculum resulting in a Master of Science in Welding Engineering (MSWE) degree that is accessible to applicants from around the world. This program is designed for individuals who are working in a welding engineering or welding-related job and wish to achieve a graduate degree, or obtain graduate credit, in Welding Engineering, and for those who wish to retrain for a welding engineering related position. All courses offered through this program are available online.

Our on-line education courses allow students from around the world to access our graduate-level courses with no on-campus residency requirement. Additionally, these courses are billed at the in-state rate, regardless of the student's citizenship or location.

Please note: Our department offers only a Master's non-thesis degree in Welding Engineering in the fully on-line format; we do not offer an online BS or PhD in Welding Engineering, nor do we offer online degrees in Materials Science and Engineering. 

Application for Graduate-level study

Application information for the Online MS

For more information and how to apply to this unique program, minimum requirements, and information on OSU's Graduate Non-Degree program.


Welding Engineering Master's non-Thesis degree requirements

Students admitted to the Welding Engineering Distance MS program pursue the MS Non-Thesis option.

Newly admitted online graduate students

Information for newly admitted online students

Information on a number of items, such as OSU account activation, enrollment, fee payment, class participation for online students, and more.


Listing of online WE and MSE courses

Over 20 graduate courses in Welding Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering have been developed for web-based delivery, with more planned. Includes a listing of the courses available for the coming year, along with information on registration and course delivery.


Cost structure and payment due dates

Tuition and fees for online students in our degree program are billed at the in-state rate, regardless of the student's citizenship or location. 

Frequently asked questions

WE Online Learning Master's FAQs

Answers to a number of common questions. Questions may also be addressed to Mr. Mark Cooper (application and procedural questions) or Dr. Avi Benatar (questions about minimum qualifications, course transfers, etc.)--see contact info below.


Mark Cooper, Graduate Studies Coordinator for MSE-WE:

Dr. Avi Benatar, Professor
Director, Welding Engineering Distance Learning Program
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For more on our WE graduate program:

To pursue an online Master's degree at Ohio State requires that an applicant must first hold a Bachelor's degree in engineering, math, physics, chemistry, or other relevant field. 

To apply for the online MS in Welding Engineering