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Master’s of Science in Engineering

Prepare yourself for increased technical expertise and the opportunity to customize your program with our Master’s of Science in Engineering Degree. Our master’s degree program prepares you for careers in industry, government or academia with unique applications in healthcare and medicine.



The program is ideal for applicants with a bachelor’s degree in any engineering discipline wishing to expand their knowledge.


The program allows individuals to take a multidisciplinary approach to their engineering graduate program, an attractive option for students with interests beyond their chosen engineering major. Evening classes are available for individuals who are working full-time in local companies.


Many students wish to deepen their expertise and learn more advanced research methods while studying and learning alongside faculty. This program meets those needs, and more, and provides students with an immersive learning environment rich with lab work and a research focus area of their choosing.

Master's of Science in engineering alumni Daniel Shy at The University of Akron

Master's of Science in engineering alumni Daniel Shy at The University of Akron

“My customers and coworkers will come to me for advice more often and respect my recommendations, and I have seen a similar respect from colleagues at industry consortiums.”

Daniel Shy Engineer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'19, '92

Read Daniel's story


  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline. If a UA graduate or graduate from ABET accredited program, GRE is waived.

  • Undergraduate GPA: 3 (on the scale of 4)

  • GRE score (one of the following combinations):

    • Analytical Writing = 3, Minimum Quantitative Score = 159
    • Analytical Writing = 3.5, Minimum Quantitative Score = 153
    • Analytical Writing = 4, Minimum Quantitative Score = 149
    • Analytical Writing = 4.5, Minimum Quantitative Score = 146
  • International students must complete an English language equivalency test as part of their admission to a UA graduate program. Their TOEFL score must be one of the following:

    • Internet-based: 79
    • Computer-based: 213
    • Paper-based: 550

  • Domestic students, if they graduated from ABET accredited engineering program, only need to submit a transcript and letters of recommendation.

  • Domestic students who have not graduated from an accredited engineering program must take the GRE.


Engineering Courses 12 credits
Approved Mathematics/Science 3 credits
Approved Electives 9 credits
Master's Thesis 6 credits
Total 30 credits


Engineering Courses 18 credits
Approved Mathematics/Science 3 credits
Approved Electives 9 credits
Engineering Report 2 credits
Total 32 credits

Sample areas of study (Non-thesis option)

If students decide to take business electives, below are sample areas of study for the 9 credits of approved electives.


6500:652 Managing People in Organizations

6600:620 Strategic Marketing Management

6500:330 Principles of Supply Chain & Operations Management or 6500:678 Project Management


6400:321/322 Business Law I and II

6500:608 Entrepreneurship

6600:620 Strategic Marketing Management or 6500:601 Business Analytics and Information Strategy

For more information

Direct questions to:

Esther Wain-Weiss
Director, Graduate Programs and Administration