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EXPLORE AREAS OF STUDY

Civil Engineering

The M.S.E. program offers several areas of study within the civil engineering discipline, including structural, environmental, and geotechnical engineering.

Computer Systems

The computer science and engineering department offers a three-course series designed to enhance knowledge of computer systems security.

Electrical

The electrical engineering department offers sixteen different graduate-level courses online. Areas of study include control systems, electrical power, semiconductor devices, and communications.

Environmental

The area of environmental engineering incorporates courses from multiple departments, but primarily from civil engineering.

Industrial

Industrial Engineering offers courses in decision modeling, optimization, probability and stochastic models, design of experiments, and simulation.

Mechanical

The Mechanical Engineering department offers courses in thermal science, aeronautics, material science, and design.

Structural

The M.S.E. program offers multiple structural courses in civil engineering, as well as a couple of material science courses from mechanical engineering that may be applied to a structural engineering plan of study.

Engineering Management

M.S.E. students have the opportunity to choose from a large selection of engineering and operations management classes. Select courses focus on systems engineering, risk management, probability and statistics, and trade-off analytics.

Master of Science in Engineering
Flexible. Affordable. Convenient.

A Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) degree is a good fit for students who have already earned a bachelor of science in engineering or computer science and would like to take graduate-level courses in a variety of engineering topics. We will not limit you to just one area of engineering.

Did you know?

  • The M.S.E. program is well ranked among online graduate engineering programs at public, doctoral granting institutions by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The M.S.E. degree is a distance-delivered program fully-accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Graduate faculty from the College of Engineering teach the courses.
  • An entrance exam, such as the GRE, is not required.
  • No thesis is required and there is no out-of-state tuition.
  • Your degree will not say “Online.” Your diploma will look the same as a University of Arkansas student who attended in-person classes.
  • Watch a short video about the M.S. in Engineering program

Nationally Recognized


US News Best Online Graduate Engineering ProgramUS News Best Online Graduate Engineering Program for Veterans     Newsweek's America's Top Online Colleges 2022

Program Overview

Program Format: 100% Online

All classes available online, with access at your convenience.

Program Timing: 8-week sessions

8 week sessions allow you to complete courses in a timely manner. Students have up to six years to complete the program, but the average completion time is two and a half years.

Program Credit Hours: 30 hours

Students have two options to meet the 30 hour requirement: a course work option or a project option.

Program Cost: $383.88 per credit hour

Out-of-state students receive the in-state rate.
Tuition: $303.88/credit hour
Distance technology fee: $50/credit hour
Off-campus Fee: $30/credit hour


Total tuition and fees: $383.88/credit hour
A three hour class would be $1,151.64

Ten required classes would be $11,516.40

A one-time application fee of $60 is required.

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

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

    AND
  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,
    OR
    A GPA of 3.0 or better on the last 60 hours of coursework taken prior to receipt of the first bachelor degree.

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"I want this degree because I want to further my education and gain mentorship from engineers professionals outside the Airforce for my professional development."

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Degree Requirements for your M.S.E. Degree

A student has two options to meet the 30 hour requirement: a course work option or a project option.

Course Work Option

30 Credit Hours

A minimum of 30 semester credit hours (ten 3‐hour courses) of approved graduate coursework as specified below.

Project Option

30 Credit Hours

A minimum of 24 credit hours (eight 3‐hour courses) of approved graduate coursework as specified below AND a maximum of 6 credit hours (two 3‐hour courses) of GNEG 590V Special Topics, for a minimum of 30 hours. Project requirements will require both a Project Proposal Report and Final Project Report.

Required course work for either option includes:

  • One 3‐hour course from each of the following four areas for a total of 12 hours: Mathematics, Computer Applications, Technical Communications, and Engineering Management, and
  • Three 3‐hour engineering courses that form a cohesive topic or area of emphasis with the approval of the advisory committee, and
  • Nine additional graduate‐level hours from any area approved by the advisory committee.
  • A minimum of six 3-hour courses, 60%, must be engineering, non-operations management (OMGT), classes.

Read more about degree requirements

Explore M.S.E. Courses

You can customize your curriculum to meet your educational and professional goals.

Click on the arrow icons to the left of each row to expand the course description. Use the A-Z list to sort by course title.

*Some courses have a rotation as noted.

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Arrow Icons to Expand Sections Subject Catalog Title Instructor Emphasis Core Requirements Areas of Study Teamwork Project Semester Rotation*

Tuition & Fees

One three hour class: $1,151.64
Tuition: $303.88/credit hour
Distance technology fee: $50/credit hour
Off-campus fee: $30/credit hour
Total tuition and fees: $383.88/credit hour
Ten required classes: $11,516.40

  • Out-of-state and international students pay the same tuition and fees as in-state students.
  • Global Campus offers scholarships for students enrolled in online programs.
  • A one-time application fee of $60 is required.

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Career Outlook

A master’s degree in engineering will help you pursue career goals in advanced positions. Earning an advanced degree can also increase your earning potential, all while balancing your work and personal life. You will have the opportunity to enhance both your technical and common, or soft, skills. You can have it all,quickly and conveniently at the touch of your fingertips.

Top Posted Job Titles*

Electrical Engineers

Mechanical Engineers

Manufacturing Engineers

Engineering Managers

Quality Engineers

Structural Engineers

Top Hard Skills*

Electrical Engineering

Computer Science

New Product Development

Mechanical Engineering

Physics

Project Management

Top Common Skills*

Communications

Leadership

Management

Operations

Planning

Problem Solving

*In job postings nationwide from December 2020 to November 2021.

60%

In 2021, 60% of the 68% of students who responded said they received a raise, promotion or new job.

25%

In 2021, graduates reported a 25% average increase in salary.

71%

In 2021, 71% of graduates took 2.5 years, or less, to complete the program.

54%

In 2021, 54% of graduates also earned a graduate certificate.

Sarah Graves-Smith, Graduate, P.E., P.M.P., M.S.E.
Graduate Spotlight
The MSE program at the University of Arkansas is an amazing program. My bachelor's degree is in Chemical Engineering. In my field of work, I use a lot of electrical engineering concepts. I was also looking to move into management. The MSE program provided me with a diverse option of courses to learn more about EE and project management. This program is a great way to earn a Master's Degree while maintaining a full-time job.
Sarah Graves-Smith, Graduate, P.E., P.M.P., M.S.E.

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Theresa Gant-Gaines, Graduate, P.E., M.S.E.
Graduate Spotlight

Anyone looking for an advanced degree in engineering while having to maintain full-time employment, should certainly add the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville to their list for consideration. For me, it was the best personal and professional decision I could have made.

Theresa Gant-Gaines, Graduate, P.E., M.S.E.

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David Albers, Graduate, P.E., M.S.E.
Graduate Spotlight

The MSE degree allowed me to change my career path and has given me opportunities that I would never have had otherwise. 

David Albers, Graduate, P.E., M.S.E.

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Contact Us

Have questions or concerns?

Call (479) 575-3669, email mse@uark.edu, or visit our contact page.