The cost of the degree will vary depending on a number of factors (i.e. number of courses you take, textbooks, publications, software, changes in university tuition/fees and other fees that may be associated with the course in which you are enrolled).

You can estimate the cost of your degree by following these steps:

  1. Depends on where you have established residence.
  2. The Student Business Services (SBS) website (
    • Look under accounts & billing for tuition and fees information and the calculator.
      • Note: Tuition and fees may change without notice.
  3. Added to the tuition and fees in #2 is the distance learning fee: $1620 per three (3) credit hour course and is subject to change without notice.
    • Broken down: each credit hour is $540; therefore, a three (3) credit hour course = $1620.
      • Scroll down to Differential Engineering Fees: 
  4. There is a new student one-time "graduate" fee: $100 (subject to change without notice)

Master of Engineering is a total of 12 courses to satisfy the requirements to receive a petroleum engineering degree. Each course is three-credit hours.

Examples of program cost increases:

  • Texas A&M raises tuitions and/or fees
  • You elect to take additional course(s)
  • Your adviser recommends additional courses
  • You need additional time to complete your final project

NOTE: The above bulleted list is NOT a complete list, but only examples of cost increases.

RECOMMENDED: As a new student, enroll in ONE course your first semester. Thereafter, you must maintain A's and B's and stay above grade point average 3.2 to be permitted to take two courses. 

You have seven (7) years to complete the Master of Engineering degree from the original date you began the DL graduate program.

Tuition and Fees:

Payment Options:

Please note that the university does not accept Visa credit cards. See SBS for details.

Students looking for financial support should contact the Texas A&M Scholarships and Financial Aid Office. Scholarships, assistantships and grants are not available from the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. 

You may notice that the cost of the MEng degree is higher than attending classes at the College Station campus. There are administrative and operational costs to run the online program. We also believe there is a significant advantage of being able to continue to work full time, to live anywhere in the world, and to study at hours convenient to the individual. In the long run a student should see a savings over the cost of leaving a job, relocating to College Station and organizing personal lifestyles around preset university schedules.