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Online Master’s Engineering Programs

Admission

The admission requirements for the online Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering and online Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering programs are listed below. If you have any questions about the process, don’t hesitate to contact one of our Admission Counselors at (888) 351-8360.


M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering Admission Requirements


  • Four-year undergraduate degree in electrical engineering or closely related field
    • Applicants without a degree in electrical engineering must, during the course of study, show proficiency in the following courses: ECE 302 (Electronic Circuits), ECE 305 (Electromagnetic Field and Waves), ECE 313 (Control Systems) and ECE 366 (Signal Processing)
    • Proficiency may be shown by enrolling in and excelling in the above courses, by taking and passing the final examination for each course or by submitting a transcript with close to identical coursework.
  • Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum TOEFL Scores (International Students): 550

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering Admission Requirements


  • Four-year undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering or closely related field
    • Applicants without a degree in mechanical engineering must, during the course of study, show proficiency in three of the following courses: ME 332 Fluid Mechanics, ME 451 Controls, ME 410: Heat Transfer, ME 461 Vibrations, and ME 423 Intermediate Mechanics of Deformable Solids.
    • Please consult with the ME Graduate Coordinator on how past and future coursework can be used to demonstrate proficiency.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum TOEFL Scores (International Students): 550

Admission Checklist


  • Completed application
  • Completed Graduate Admissions, Recruitment and Financial Aid Information Sheet
  • Official transcripts
    Two copies from all previous universities attended (undergraduate and graduate)
  • GRE test scores
    GRE scores are not required for domestic students, but they may help to bolster your application. GRE test scores must be provided directly from the Educational Testing Service. The GRE department code is 1203.
  • Three letters of recommendation
    Applicants should request letters of recommendation through the graduate education portal. Once their contact information is entered, the MSU application system will reach out to the letter writers.
  • Academic and personal statements
    Your academic statement should describe your plans for graduate study, career goals, and how the program will help you meet your objectives (2 pages). Your personal statement should concisely describe how your background and life experiences influenced your decision to pursue a graduate degree (2 pages).
  • Application fee: $65 domestic, $75 international
  • International applications: Official TOEFL or IELTS test score report

For Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program applicants, please mail requested materials to:

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Attn: ECE Graduate Application Processing
Michigan State University
428 S. Shaw Lane, Rm. 2120
East Lansing, MI 48824-1226

For Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program applicants, please mail requested materials to:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Attn: ME Graduate Application Processing
Michigan State University
428 S. Shaw Lane 2555 Engineering Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1226

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