In this article (and video above), I answer a question from one of our listeners about whether a master’s degree can help you take the P.E. exam sooner, and also cover some of the other benefits of getting your master’s degree.
Here Are Some of the Key Points Discussed in This Episode:
- Each state has its own process and requirements for you to be able to sit for the P.E. exam, so you will therefore need to reach out to the state that you are practicing in, or seeking your license in, and consult their guidelines.
- In many states, a master’s degree in engineering can shave one year off your experience requirement, which will help you take the exam sooner.
- Some states will also accept internship experience as part of the experience requirements.
- I would not recommend getting a master’s degree for the sole purpose of taking your P.E. exam sooner. However, depending on the discipline you are in, some companies require a master’s degree when hiring new staff.
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Anthony Fasano, P.E.
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success