California Institute of Technology - Master's Degree

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a world-renowned science and engineering research and education institution, where extraordinary faculty and students seek answers to complex questions, discover new knowledge, lead innovation, and transform our future.

  • Average Tuition USD 62,904

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Founded as Throop University in 1891 in Pasadena, California, and renamed the California Institute of Technology in 1920. Caltech then took the beaver as its mascot—an homage to nature's engineer.

Master Programs

  • 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA


    USD 43,710 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA


    USD 43,710 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.


  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 3
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 4
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 9
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 4
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 10
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 6


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    Established in 1891


    In Caltech's Jet and Propulsion Laboratory, 19 spacecraft and 8 major instruments are employed in current missions!

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            1974-1986, Bachelor of Science

            If you want to get started early learning to be a hard science professor this is the place to go. You should be good at, and really like, STEM subjects. You need to be able to focus and work hard. It's an intense experience and there are lots of interesting people. If you like space stuff, the Jet Propulsion Lab is up the street and takes Techers for summer jobs. From Tech you will learn to read technical literature and apply it to your work.

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            1956-1960, B.S. (with honor)

            I have forgotten most of what I learned at Caltech or it has become obsolete in the 54 years since i graduated. However, the most valuable things I gained from Caltech are the constant demand for critical and analytical thinking that has served me all my life (which is priceless!), and the opportunity to mix with incredible faculty, including many Nobel Prize winners (also priceless!).

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            1964-1965, BSAM

            Simply the best science school in the world