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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
The online Master of Science in Engineering Management is a focused, practical program designed to help established professionals like you to effectively lead the business side of engineering and advance in your career. The curriculum examines fundamental leadership and business administration skills that can be applied directly to engineering projects. In the online Master of Science in Engineering Management program, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the decision-making and technical elements that go into technology-based ventures, learning to shape and manage advanced projects of varying sizes and scales.
Through a blend of engineering, mathematics, and business electives, you can build a customized, flexible plan of study that suits your career goals and desired outcomes. As a result, the program can provide an in-depth overview of both the technical and financial elements of a project – a more multi-dimensional focus than might be offered by an MBA or other purely business-oriented program.
Regardless of your chosen academic plan, you can expect a nuanced, state-of-the-art, expert perspective on strategies for maintaining operational efficiency in an engineering environment. Earning this credential offers you the opportunity to fulfill the necessary requirements by completing a formal project or thesis, which offers valuable hands-on research experience.
There are a number of ways to earn the degree that matches your aspirations. Learn more about the program by clicking the links below:
Ideal candidates for the online graduate programs in engineering offered by the University of Arizona will meet the following admissions standards:
- Minimum 3.0 GPA in previous academic coursework
- Graduated from an accredited engineering bachelor’s program or have earned a degree in a related discipline
- Some courses may also require that students have completed specific prerequisites
GPA Exceptions – Non-degree Status
If you do not meet the minimum 3.0 GPA requirement with your undergraduate coursework, you may be admitted to the Graduate College as a Non-degree-seeking student. After completing 12 semester units of non-degree graded (A,B,C) 500-level or higher coursework with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0, you will be eligible to apply to a degree program. Upon receiving 12 or more graduate units, the graduate GPA will be the primary GPA the Graduate College will use to finalize your admissions decision.
The next start date is:
August 22nd, 2016
There are 2 opportunities to begin the program each year. For our annual academic calendar and application deadline information, please contact an Admissions Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for any of the University of Arizona’s online programs in engineering, please follow the process below:
1. Complete the online application.
Click here to access the Graduate Admissions Application. The process will also require the payment of a $95.00 application fee for international applications, $85.00 for domestic applications, and $45.00 for domestic, non-degree seeking applicants. Please follow the instructions given for your program of choice.
2. Submit required materials.
All required documents are to be uploaded to the UA Graduate College Online application. Applicants must submit:
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Note: Electrical and Computer Engineering students are not required to submit letters of recommendation
- An updated resume or CV
- A brief statement of intent
- Note: Electrical and Computer Engineering students are not required to submit a statement of intent
- International students must also meet the English proficiency requirements. Click here for more information.
Please note that GRE scores are not required. The applicant process is completely online. Please do not mail in any paper documents to the department that offers your desired program.
Once you have completed all the “required” fields in the application, you must provide the fee payment, review, and submit the application. After your application is successfully submitted, the department will be able to review your materials. The Graduate College will then await an official recommendation from your program regarding your admission.
3. Submit official transcripts.
You will be required to submit official transcripts and/or degree certificates. Electronic versions of transcripts will be accepted if received directly from your institution or transcript clearing house service (send email@example.com).
Mailing of official transcripts and/or official degree certificates can be sent to one of the following addresses:
The University of Arizona
PO Box 210066
Tucson, AZ 85721-0066
If sent via express mail (for FedEx, DHL, etc):
The University of Arizona
1401 E University Blvd, #322
Tucson, AZ 85721
Q: What are the upcoming term start dates for each program?
A: Students may begin in either the Fall or Spring term.
Fall 2016 – August 22, 2016
Please note that programs offered by the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering are only offered for the Fall start
Q: Will I be required to attend any scheduled lectures?
A: No. Learning materials can be worked through entirely on your own schedule. However, in some programs, you’ll have the opportunity to watch a same-day, live lecture being recorded in the on-campus equivalent of your current course. These lectures will also be made available for viewing at any time.
Q: How often should I log in to the program each week?
A: There’s no requirement, but we strongly recommend logging into the program every day to keep up on assignments and stay abreast of updates.
Q: How long do programs typically take to complete?
A: Full master’s programs can typically be completed in 1.5-2 years by students, even when they’re working full-time. Certificates usually require 1 year.
Q: How much time per week should I expect to spend on each program?
A: This will vary by student, but we usually recommend spending at least 6 hours per week on each 3-credit course.
Q: How quickly can I expect my instructor to answer a question I may have?
A: Instructors will respond to questions within 24 hours.
Q: Can I take a break from the program, if need be?
A: Yes. Students can request a leave of absence by completing and submitting this form.
Q: If I run into a technical issue, who should I contact?
A: You can reach our 24/7 tech support services here.
Q: Will I have access to an online library?
A: Yes. You’ll have full access to http://new.library.arizona.edu/.
Q: Do online students have access to career services?
A: Yes. These can be accessed here.
Q: What’s the tuition cost of each program?
A: To determine the full cost of your program of interest, please visit the tuition page.
Q: Is financial aid available?
A: Funding is typically available only for Ph.D. students, but we encourage you to explore all methods of procuring financial aid, including private loans and the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).
Visit FAFSA.ed.gov for more information. The UA’s FAFSA code is 001083.
If you’d like more information, please contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid:
Phone: (520) 621-1858
Fax: (520) 621-9473