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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Systems Engineering, MSSENG

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The Master of Science in Systems Engineering program provides an opportunity for working professionals to acquire advanced systems engineering skills through part-time study. In the past, leading systems engineers with large corporations have had academic backgrounds as diverse as engineering, management, and liberal arts. However, these experts in the field of systems engineering are few in number.

The Master of Science in Systems Engineering program will serve to educate professionals to solve industry challenges of the 21st century. These professionals will develop the fundamental systems engineering knowledge to assess program risks, understand requirements and develop solutions to meet the complex needs of business and technology.

Systems Engineering classes are offered completely on-line. Instructors use a variety of state-of-the-art instructional tools that allow students to pursue the Systems Engineering degree from anywhere they can access the Internet.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Science in Systems Engineering must submit the following to the Graduate Admissions Office no later than the published deadline date for the semester in which the applicant plans to enroll: 

  1. Official transcript to be sent from each college or university attended.
  2. An official copy of scores from the “General Test” of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) if applicable, or have attained an aggregate undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or have a minimum of 4 years’ relevant work experience or have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.
  3. At least two (2) recommendations by former or current supervisors, professors, or professional colleagues, 
  4. A 1 - 2 page Statement of Purpose describing your career and educational goals, and
  5. A current resume.

Applicants to the Graduate Certificate Program must submit the following:

  1. Official transcript to be sent from each college or university attended, and
  2. A current resume.

International students should consult the graduate admission website for additional requirements.

Admission Criteria

Graduate applicants shall have the following qualifications.

  1. An undergraduate degree in engineering, engineering technology, computer science, physical science, or other technically oriented major from an accredited college or university. Interested students from other disciplines may be admitted to the program, but may be required to complete additional courses.
  2. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (on the 4.0 scale) or its equivalent. Applicants with a GPA of 2.75 or better may be considered with strong work experience and letters of reference.
  3. Official GRE scores meeting the current admission profile: 150 (450 on old scale) Verbal and 148 (600 on old scale) Quantitative. Applicants with lower scores may be accepted provisionally requiring additional preparatory course work. 

Admission Status 

The Systems Engineering Program Coordinator in conjunction with the graduate admissions committee determines the student admission status. 

  • Full Graduate students have met all the criteria shown above.
  • Provisional Graduate students are graduate students who have not fully met the above criteria. They are limited to designated courses, either graduate or undergraduate, during which they will be evaluated to determine their likelihood of success. Provisional students are not guaranteed full graduate status. 

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