STEM Business Degree Programs


Jindal School Business STEM student at career event

The Naveen Jindal School of Management offers several STEM-designated graduate programs and undergraduate programs. STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — programs keep abreast of emerging science-based advances and challenges in the world of business management, offer students flexible and versatile paths, and open doors to highly compensated in-demand jobs.

What is STEM designation?

As science advances and the need for professionals with the skills to solve complex problems rooted in science grows, the U.S. government allows institutions to give a STEM designation to programs that focus on science, technology, engineering and math. This designation is important because the U.S. and global economies increasingly require workers with a high proficiency in these areas.

Though STEM jobs are in high demand, U.S. domestic students have shown a declining interest in the four STEM fields over the years, prompting the government to work with educational institutions to promote STEM programs. Thus, STEM-designated programs offer benefits and career opportunities for all students.

What are the benefits of choosing STEM-designated programs?

Career Impacts

STEM fields offer the fastest-growing professional career opportunities. Choosing a career in science, technology, engineering or math offers future job security, flexibility, job satisfaction and outstanding earning potential.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that STEM occupations will grow 8.8% between 2018 and 2028, compared to a 5% growth in non-STEM occupations, with a median annual wage of $85,000 among these STEM jobs.

Among current Jindal School students in STEM programs, 981 have recently held internships in 737 companies.

For recent Jindal School alumni:

U.S. Domestic Students

STEM-designated degrees offer domestic U.S. students the possibility of academic advancement and employment security. Moreover, there are many options, career paths and scholarship opportunities to take advantage of as a U.S. citizen.

F-1 International Students

Eligible international students may obtain a 24-month OPT (optional practice time) extension to work in the United States.

To learn more, visit the UT Dallas Optional Practical Training page.

Which STEM-designated programs does UT Dallas offer at the Jindal School?

There are eight graduate STEM-designated programs, two undergraduate STEM-designated programs and a variety of double-degree combinations.

At the graduate level, students may choose to pursue double-degree programs (MS STEM/MBA or MS STEM/MS) and earn both degrees simultaneously. The double-degree program reduces the number of total semester credit hours needed to complete the second degree.

Undergraduate STEM-designated Business Degree Programs

Graduate STEM-designated Business Degree Programs

Double MS STEM Degrees

Students may choose to pair any MS degree with a STEM-designated program for a total of 55 semester credit hours, finishing the first degree with 35 semester credit hours and obtaining at least 19 unique semester credit hours for the second degree.

Double MBA/MS STEM Degrees

All of the Jindal School’s eight STEM-designated MS programs can be combined with an MBA for double degrees with a reduced number of credit hours. Students will complete both degrees in as few as 63 credit hours, diminishing the time and cost required to earn both degrees.

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