Graduate Programs

The Master of Science in Engineering program at CMU builds upon the existing strengths of the School of Engineering and Technology.  With your MS in Engineering from CMU you will be better prepared:

  • For a higher level job in industry, particularly those in research in development
  • To enter engineering graduate programs at any competitive university
  • For high level doctoral programs by further developing your engineering skills​

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS-E Program, you must meet the following criteria: 

  • Students must have completed an undergraduate ABET-accredited engineering degree. 
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA ≥ 3.3 (conditional admission GPA 3.0 - 3.3) 
  • 720/156+ GRE quantitative for minimum admission 
  • 563/223/84+ TOEFL & IELTS 6.5+ for international students 
  • Three strong reference letters 
  • Applicant statement of purpose 

Students who have degrees from a non-ABET accredited school, or have an undergraduate degree in a different discipline, must show an average GPA of 3.3 in the following classes (or equivalent) to be admitted to the MS-E program:

  • Science (13 credit hours) 
  • CHM 131, PHY 145, PHY 146, PHY 175 
  • Math (11 credit hours) MTH 132, MTH 133, MTH 232 
  • Engineering (15 credit hours) 
  • EGR 251, EGR 253, EGR 255, EGR 3​56, and EGR 358; or EGR 190, EGR 290, EGR 298, EGR 391, and EGR 396

If needed, you may be required to pass an entrance exam to show competency in the above subjects.

Additional information

  • Students who have an undergraduate engineering technology degree/background and wish to apply to the MS-E program must have completed Calculus III with a grade of C- or better.
  • Students already having a Master’s degree in engineering or a related field from any institution have the same admission criteria as other applicants.
  • Students having a Ph.D. in Science of Advanced Materials (SAM) will not be considered for enrollment in the MS-E program.

Retention and termination standards

In order to remain in the MS in Engineering program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must select courses in consultation with an engineering advisor.
  • You may not take courses required for this degree Credit/No Credit (except for EGR 798)
  • At least 24 credits must be taken at CMU to graduate with this degree
  • If a student does not continue to meet the retention standards, he/she may be asked to withdraw.  The School of Engineering maintains the right to terminate a student if he/she is not progressing satisfactorily.
  • Students not meeting degree requirements by the end of the 4th year will be terminated.

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College of Graduate Studies
802 Industrial Drive
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Ahmed Abdelgawad
Associate Professor
ET Building 130A
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
School of Engineering & Technology
Central Michigan University
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Mount Pleasant, MI 48859