Admissions & Aid

Who Can Apply?

Admission Requirements. Applicants must have:

  1. A Bachelor of Science in Engineering from a program accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
    Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from a program accredited by Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better (A=4.0) on all coursework taken prior to receipt of the first bachelor degree,
    A GPA of 3.0 or better on the last 60 hours of coursework taken prior to receipt of the first bachelor degree.

Unfortunately, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology or a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science will not meet admission requirements.  To determine if a degree earned at a foreign university has accreditation equivalent to ABET, we will use the Washington Accord or the Seoul Accord.  If there is any question whether or not your undergraduate degree will meet admission requirements, send the exact name and location of the institution, when the degree was earned, the name of the degree, and we will do some research.  It may also be included in the request for information comment section.

An entrance exam, such as the GRE, is not required for the MSE.

Applicants with a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99, and who have been working in an engineering or related field for a minimum of three years, may apply under conditional admit status.  Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering exam or obtaining a P.E. is also beneficial, but not required.  Admission is not guaranteed and is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Start the application process

Program Dates & Application Deadlines

Fall 8-Week 1 - August - October, Jul 15 Deadline
Fall 8-Week 2 - October - December, Sep 15 Deadline
Spring 8-Week 1 - January - March, Dec 15 Deadline
Spring 8-Week 2 - March - May, Feb 15 Deadline
Summer 8-Week 1 - May - July, Apr 30 Deadline