Take the next step in your professional journey at the McKelvey School of Engineering's Sever Institute at Washington University in St. Louis.

Whether you are just beginning on your career path, or a seasoned professional looking to gain an edge toward achieving a leadership position, our real-world curriculums and renowned faculty will build on your experience with the technical competencies and leadership skills needed for success.

Sever Community

Meet our students

Our students are part of a distinctive and distinguished university community. They manage everyday commitments and responsibilities, balancing work, family and education. Sever Institute students develop unique ways of understanding, experiencing, and applying their education, leading to success and advancement in their careers.

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Sever Institute by the numbers

Sever students
Student-faculty ratio
2-3 years
Average time to complete a master's part-time

Non-degree training

 Technology & Leadership Center 

Non-degree professional education options are also available through Washington University's Technology & Leadership Center for individuals and organizations. Whether you are seeking training to enter a new field, continuing your professional education or meeting the requirements needed to maintain your industry certification, the learning is personal — and personalized.

Training courses