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MS Admission

Master's Program Overview

The Master of Science in Management Science and Engineering prepares students for a lifelong career addressing the technical and managerial needs of private and public organizations. The MS program emphasizes developing analytic abilities, making better decisions, and developing and executing strategies while also leading people who innovate. Unlike an M.B.A., the department's master’s program addresses the technical as well as the behavioral challenges of running organizations and complex systems, emphasizing quantitative analytic skills and an entrepreneurial spirit.

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Application Timeline & Deadlines
Late September Online Application Opens
November 3, 2020 (11:59pm PST) Application Deadline for Autumn 2021-22 for applicants also applying to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program
January 12, 2021 (11:59pm PST) Application Deadline for Autumn 2021-22

The application deadlines are final. Applications will not be accepted after the deadlines.

Mid-March Notification of admission decision

Decisions are released all at once.

Eligibility & Application Process
Degree Level
  • Applicant must hold an engineering degree, or a related quantitative degree (major or minor) that includes differential calculus of several variables and linear algebra.
  • Applicants from institutions outside the U.S. must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association.
    See minimum level of study required of international applicants.
Background Requirements
  • Applicants are expected to have completed both MATH 51 Linear Algebra and Differential Calculus of Several Variables , or an equivalent multivariable differential calculus and linear algebra course(s), and CS 106A Programming Methodology, or an equivalent general programming course, before beginning graduate study. 
  • Additional course work in general programming, statistics, and economics is preferred.
  • Work experience is not necessary to apply.
Minimum GPA & Test Scores
  • Applicants do not need to meet any minimum grade point average (GPA) or GRE score to apply.
  • The minimum expected TOEFL score is 100.

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