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

You can estimate the cost of your degree based on:

  1. Your established residence
  2. Current tuition information, found on the Student Business Services website:
  3. Current fee information:
      • Note: Fees may change without notice.
  4. Now add distance learning fees to your semester hours 
    • Each credit hour has a fee of $540; therefore, a three (3) credit hour course = $1620. 
      • Note: Distance learning fees may 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 above is NOT a complete list, but only example of cost increases.

RECOMMENDED: new students enroll in ONE course their first semester. Texas A&M requirement is maintaining both overall and degree plan average of 3.0 or above and no D's or F's. Those requesting two courses per semester, the preferred grade point average is 3.2 and no D's or F's. Students on probation will only have the following semester to bring the GPA back above 3.0 to avoid being dropped from the program.

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

Billing information can be found here.

More tuition and fee information can be found here.

Payment information can be found here.

If you need financial support, 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. 

For Distance Education Scholarships through the College of Engineering, please visit: /academics/distance-education/cost-of-attendance

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.