Admissions Overview


Please be advised that all admission decisions are sent via e-mail.  We kindly request that you refrain from phoning our office regarding timelines or admission decisions.  

IMPORTANT: Please disregard the checklist on the online application that may indicate missing items such as your GRE score or other items.  WE WILL CONTACT YOU DIRECTLY via e-mail if there are items missing from your application.     

Students can be admitted to the MSOL Program either in the Fall or Spring term. The fall application deadline is May 15th; the spring application deadline is December 1st.  The Area Director of your chosen area will be your Faculty Advisor.  Please contact the Area Director with questions regarding technical content and prerequisites needed.

Our admission criteria is based on your undergraduate GPA in an ABET accredited science or engineering program, in conjunction 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 visit our frequently asked questions.


You may take our online courses through University Extension (UNEX) as a non-matriculating student.  Up to two UNEX courses can be transferred into the degree program if you decide to apply and are admitted to the degree program. Please click here for enrollment information.

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

Students in the following programs will receive additional Certificates of Specializations: Data Science Engineering, Engineering Management, Mechanics of Structures, Reliability Engineering, Sustainable Water 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 MS Online Program please choose a major. The majors we have for MSOL are as follows:

Major Name:  Engineering-Aerospace, Online

Major Code:  00AS

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-AER

Major Name:  Engineering-Computer Networking, Online

Major Code:  00AZ

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-CN

Major Name:  Engineering-Electrical, Online

Major Code:  00AU

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-EL

Major Name:  Engineering-Electronic Materials, Online

Major Code:  00B2

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-EM

Major Name: Engineering-Integrated Circuits, Online

Major Code:  00B8

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-IC

Major Name: Engineering-Materials Science, Online

Major Code:  00AV

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-MAT

Major Name: Engineering-Mechanical, Online

Major Code:  00AR

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-MCH

Major Name: Engineering-Manufacturing and Design, Online

Major Code:  00AT

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-MFG

Major Name: Engineering-Structural Materials, Online

Major Code:  00B3

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-SM

Major Name: Engineering-Signal Processing and Communications, Online

Major Code:  00B5

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGR-SPC

Major Name: Engineering (For Data Science Engineering, Engineering Management, Mechanics of Structures, Reliability Engineering, Sustainable Water, & Systems Engineering Students)

Major Code:  00A5

SR Major Abbreviation:  ENGINEERING-MS Online


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