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Graduate Programs

MS&E offers programs leading to Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The department also offers a coterminal BS/MS degree,  a dual master’s degree in cooperation with each of the other departments in the School of Engineering, and joint master's degrees with the School of Law and the Public Policy Program.

For university coterminal degree program rules and university application forms, see the Registrar's coterminal degrees website.

Learning outcomes (graduate)

The MS prepares engineers for a lifelong career addressing the critical technical and managerial needs of private and public organizations. The program emphasizes developing analytic abilities, making better decisions, developing and executing strategies, and leading people who innovate. Unlike an MBA, our master’s program addresses the technical as well as the behavioral challenges of running organizations and complex systems. We emphasize quantitative analytic skills and an entrepreneurial spirit. 

The PhD is conferred upon candidates who have demonstrated substantial scholarship and the ability to conduct independent research. Through course work and guided research, the program prepares students to make original contributions in Management Science and Engineering and related fields.

Please contact either Lori Cottle, Student Services Manager, or Juanita Winkleman, Student Services Specialist, with questions or concerns about our graduate programs: Huang Engineering Center, Suite 114, lcottle@, and juanitaw@.