The cost of your degree will vary depending on a number of factors, such as the 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.

Estimating your cost

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. Added to the tuition and fees is the distance learning fee:
    • Each credit hour has a fee of $540; so each three (3) credit hour course = $1620.
    • Note: Distance learning fees may change without notice.
  5. 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.

Cost Increases

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

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


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. 

Time Limit

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

Payment Options

Please note that the university does not accept Visa credit cards.

Financial Support

If you need financial help, 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 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 you. In the long run you should see a savings over the cost of leaving your job, relocating to College Station and organizing your lifestyle around preset university schedules.