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- (Aerospace, Computer Networking, Electrical, Electronic Materials, Integrated Circuits, Materials Science, Mechanical, Manufacturing and Design, Structural Materials)
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.

Master of Science in Engineering

Additional Certificates of Specializations will be Awarded with Degree for Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
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  a major. The Majors we have for the Online Program are as follows:

Major Name:  Engineering-Aerospace

Major Code:  00AS

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-AER

Major Name:  Engineering-Computer Networking

Major Code:  00AZ

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-CN

Major Name:  Engineering-Electrical

Major Code:  00AU

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-EL

Major Name:  Engineering-Electronic Materials

Major Code:  00B2

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-EM

Major Name: Engineering-Integrated Circuits

Major Code:  00B8

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-IC

Major Name: Engineering-Materials Science

Major Code:  00AV

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-MAT

Major Name: Engineering-Mechanical

Major Code:  00AR

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-MCH

Major Name: Engineering-Manufacturing and Design

Major Code:  00AT

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-MFG

Major Name: Engineering-Structural Materials

Major Code:  00B3

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-SM

Major Name: Engineering-Signal Processing and Communications

Major Code:  00B5

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-SPC

Major Name: Engineering (For Systems, & Engineering Management Students)

Major Code:  00A5

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGINEERING-MS Online


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