Program Description

​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​
The program emphasizes student involvement in cutting-edge research, including designing the project and conducting the research and disseminating the results to a variety of professional audiences, and completing a thesis.

The Master of Science in Engineering program's curriculum was created to allow students the opportunity to study in a wide variety of engineering fields, including biomechanics, biomaterials, embedded systems, and robotics.

Research Opportunities and Assistantships

Students will conduct original research with faculty mentors. As part of the program, students and their faculty advisors are expected to publish their research in high-impact journals and present their research at national or international conferences. A limited number of graduate assistantships are available to well-qualified applicants.

The Engineering and Technology Building, conveniently located near the center of campus, contains approximately 30 laboratory facilities and additional spaces to conduct research. Facilities support research in the following areas: automotive, plastics, robotics, materials evaluation, micro-fabrication, bio-materials, vibrations, the internet of things, and nondestructive evaluation. 

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program requires:

  • an overall GPA of 3.3 or better in your undergraduate studies
    (conditional admission between GPA 3.0 and 3.3 may be considered);
  • a GRE score of 720/156 (quantitative) or better;
  • a statement of purpose; and
  • at least three strong reference letters.
  • For international students a competitive TOEFL score of 563 (paper-based), 223 (computer-based), or 84 (internet-based) or better is required.
  • All students must have completed an undergraduate ABET-accredited engineering degree. 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 for the MS in Engineering degree 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
           (Note: If needed, you may be required to pass an entrance exam to show competency
                       in the above subjects.)

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the academic year, but to be considered for graduate assistantships all applicants should submit their materials by March 1 for the upcoming fall semester.

For details on our Master of Science in Engineering program, visit our Website at​.
Click on our Graduate Programs link.

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Graduation Requirements

Students are required to complete 30 credit hours of course work as described in the CMU Graduate Bulletin and successfully defend a research-based master's thesis.

Career Outlook

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School of Engineering and Technology
Central Michigan University
ET Building 100
Mount Pleasant, MI  48859