Admissions Overview

Students can be admitted to the program either Fall or Spring term. Application deadline for Fall Term is July 15th, Spring Term deadline is January 15th.  The area director of your chosen area will be your faculty advisor.  Please contact the area director with questions about the technical content and pre-requisites needed.

Our admission criteria are based on undergraduate GPA in an ABET accredited science or engineering program together with other evidence of your ability to succeed in highly technical graduate courses.  This includes factors such as work experience in the chosen area of study, and graduate courses completed with good grades in the chosen area of study.

Students must have a broadband connection (cable, fiber or DSL) in order to view lectures. For additional student computer requirements, please see our frequently asked questions page.

You may take our on-line courses through University Extension (UNEX), even if you are not in the degree program.  Up to two UNEX courses can be transferred into the degree program if you later decide to apply and are admitted to the degree program. Please see the UNEX tab for more information about enrolling.

Degree Designation

Master of Science in Engineering
Each student’s transcript will list courses by department name and course number, in the same manner as they are for the on-campus programs.

Certificates in Areas of Study (Awarded with Degree)
Students that complete the course requirements for the specialized areas of study will receive an additional certificate of completion for that specialization.

Please visit the links from the home page under Departmental Programs for more information.

Application Process
When applying to the online program please choose major ENGINEERING-MS Online

Begin the UCLA Application Process