Distance Learning in Welding Engineering

Exploring on-line learning

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering Welding Engineering graduate program is proud to provide a Distance Education track for students seeking to expand their knowledge but who may be unable to attend classes on-campus as a full-time student. Our on-line distance 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 currently offers an online Master's degree path only in Welding Engineering; we do not offer an online Master's degree 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.


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

Newly admitted Distance 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 Distance Education students are billed at the in-state rate, regardless of the student's citizenship or location. 

Frequently asked questions

WE Distance 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. 

Please review the application information for our Distance Learning Master's degree.