Specialized Masters

Backed by its 18 research centers and 230 teacher-researchers, as well as by the strength of its network of partners and professional experts, Mines Paris – PSL offers 13 full-time or part-time Specialized Masters (MS) in 5 areas of excellence:
  • Energy and Processes
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematics and Systems
  • Mechanics and Materials
  • Economics, Management and Society

A Bac + 6 diploma course

The Mastères Spécialisés (MS) is a diploma accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles. Admission requires a diploma at Bac+5 level or equivalent.

It is open to a wide range of profiles, including :

  • Graduates of Bac+5 (engineering, business school or Master’s degree)
  • Bac+4 graduates with 3 years’ professional experience
  • Holders of equivalent foreign qualifications
  • Experienced executives wishing to give a new impetus to their careers through continuing education.


Our strengths

  • a solid network of corporate and industrial partners;
  • over 50% of students receive funding for their studies from companies;
  • professional thesis topics at the heart of economic issues;
  • academic excellence and interactive teaching methods combining theory and practice;
  • a cross-disciplinary, multidisciplinary and managerial approach;
    small classes and personalized supervision;
  • a state-of-the-art technological environment
    an international outlook and reputation.


Funding options

Depending on the MS, several financing options are available to support students in their studies:

  • industrial partnerships;
  • companies (work-study contracts for MS EDI, EEDD, MSIT, OSE, GAZ, MISL and ERC);
  • scholarships;
  • research funds.

The registration fee is €800 and is not included in the above-mentioned training costs.


Applying for a Specialized Master’s degree

Each MS has its own admission requirements: visit the MS website to find out about them and apply.
Polytechnique students can find the specific file on this link.

Full-time and sandwich courses

These are divided into two distinct phases:

  • 6 to 8 months of theoretical training including over 400 hours of lectures, seminars, conferences, visits and study trips
  • 4 to 6 months of work experience in a company or research laboratory. The course is completed by the writing of a professional thesis and its oral defense before a jury.


Energy and processes

Earth and environmental sciences


Mathematics and systems


Mechanics and materials


Economics, management, society


Time-sharing Master’s programs

With a total duration of 12 to 24 months, shared-time MS programs alternate between ten or so days of theoretical training per month and a professional assignment freely distributed over the total duration of the MS program.
The range of Executive programs is compatible with the exercise of a professional activity.

Mathematics and Systems


Earth and environmental sciences











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