Master’s of Science in Engineering

Prepare yourself for increased technical expertise and the opportunity to customize your program with our multidisciplinary Master’s of Science in Engineering Degree that includes coursework in business, management, and more.



The program is ideal for applicants with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, corrosion, electrical, or mechanical engineering.  


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 value a varied course offering that combines other engineering disciplines that enrich the chosen engineering major or business electives that train them as leaders. This degree program spans these gaps and allows students to design the program to meet their needs.


The Graduate School oversees admission into the College. Apply today!


Thesis Option 

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

Non-Thesis Option

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


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


  1. Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline is required. If you are a UA graduate or graduate from an ABET accredited program, GRE is waived.
  2. Undergraduate GPA: 3 (on the scale of 4)
  3. 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
  4. International students must complete an English language equivalency test as part of their admission to a UA graduate program. Your TOEFL score must be one of the following:
    • Internet-based: 79
    • Computer-based: 213
    • Paper-based: 550
  5. Domestic students who graduated from an ABET accredited engineering program only need to submit a transcript and letters of recommendation.
  6. Domestic students who have not graduated from an accredited engineering program must take the GRE.

Interested in a specialized master's degree? Browse our other graduate degree programs and find the one that's right for you. 


Esther Wain-Weiss
Director of Graduate Studies