Sep 28, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Engineering, MS

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The Master of Science in Applied Engineering - Electrical degree is offered to meet the needs of individuals who wish to pursue advanced studies in modern electrical, electronic or computer technologies in order to fulfill their personal or career goals. The program blends applications and theory to prepare graduates for a broad range of career opportunities.  The degree is offered fully online to provide students with flexibility to manage their life, career and educational goals.

Graduates of the MSAE program shall be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to apply mathematics to advanced engineering related problems
  • Design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret the results
  • Exhibit an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate in oral, written and multi-media formats
  • Design experiments using sound engineering principles
  • Recognize a need for life-long learning
  • Demonstrate the ability to use sound engineering principles to address socioeconomic issues

Students will need to complete a 30 credit hour curriculum satisfactorily. There are two options for fulfilling this requirement; a Coursework Option, and a Project Option. The course requirements for the options are outlined below.


Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Science Program with a major in Applied 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.

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 Applied 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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