Worcester Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society. It’s founding mission is to provide an education that balances theory with practice. Worcester Polytechnic was among the first universities in the United States to incorporate project based learning in its undergraduate curriculum, requiring students to apply their acquired skills, knowledge, and abilities to develop solutions for real world problems.
The Institute offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Graduate research programs include robotics, materials science, cyber security, and learning sciences and technology. It invests in research in critical areas, seeking solutions to important and socially relevant problems in such diverse fields as fire protection engineering, life sciences and bioengineering, energy and data science. The world class faculty is both renowned and accomplished and they are accessible, priding themselves on the quality time they invest in their students.
Worcester Polytechnic is located in the heart of Worcester, New England’s second largest city, about 40 miles west of Boston. It offers the charm and ease of a college town with the convenience of urban living. The city’s convenient location in central Massachusetts provides easy highway access to Boston, Providence, and Hartford.
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