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We believe there are many advantages to earning a petroleum Master of Engineering degree from us using our online learning program:

  • You can continue to work full time
  • You can study during hours convenient to you
  • You do not have to come to campus to complete any degree requirements

However, the cost of the online master of engineering degree is higher than attending classes on campus. This is because many factors affect the expense of an online education:

  • Number of courses you take, with each course representing three credit hours
  • Textbooks and publications
  • Software and required technology
  • Changes in university tuitions or fees
  • Other fees associated with specific courses

Estimating your cost

Fees and tuition can change without notice, but you can estimate the cost of your degree based on:

  • Your established residence
  • Current tuition information
  • Current online education fees
  • Additional distance education differential tuition
  • A graduation fee

Several websites, including Student Business Services and Financial Aid, have the most up-to-date information on cost of attendance, tuition and fees. Use this Texas A&M tuition calculator to help you.

Hours of classes needed

The petroleum Master of Engineering degree requires a total of 10 courses, which equals 30 hours. However, depending on your undergraduate degree, you could need 12 courses, or 36 hours. Additional hours may be added at your or your advisory committee’s discretion.

Your course needs should be discussed with your advisor before filling out your degree plan, but you can also contact our staff with your questions before you apply to our program.

Payment and financial aid

This student business service page covers online payment methods. If you need financial help, contact the Texas A&M Scholarships and Financial Aid Office.

Time limit

You have seven (7) years to complete your degree, starting from the original date you began the online graduate program.


We recommend you take one course each semester. Falling below a 3.0 at any time during the program will put you on probation. In order to graduate, you must have a grade point average and overall average of 3.0 or above, with no D or F grades.