​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 MS in Engineering degree at CMU requires 24 hours of course work, 6 hours of research, and a successfully defended MS thesis.

Students pursuing a MS in Engineering degree are required to meet with an engineering advisor during the first semester of attendance at CMU.

MS in Engineering majors are required to meet with their engineering advisor each semester to ensure students select appropriate courses to facilitate their progress through the program.  Registration is not allowed until after this meeting.  Prerequisites are strictly enforced for all engineering classes.

Deadline to be admitted for the Fall semester is March 1st.  Late applicants will be​ considered without the guarantee of assistantship.  Graduate assistantships will be provided on a competitive basis.

Accelerated MS in Engineering: Up to 9 credit hours can be double counted from appropriate undergraduate courses for an accelerated MS in Engineering Program at CMU.

Admission Requirements

Program quality is emphasized by requiring students to meet the following criteria:

  • Accepting only students with:
    • 2.7 GPA and 720/156+ GRE quantitative for minimum admission
    • 563/223/84+ TOEFL & IELTS 6.5+ for international students
    • Strong reference letters and a statement of purpose by the applicant
  • 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 2.7 in the following classes (or equivalent) to be admitted for the MS in Engineering degree:
    • 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.

Retention & 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.

Within the MSE Program at CMU, you have the option to pursue one of the two tracks for obtaining your degree. There is the Thesis Plan, or the Course Based Plan. Specific requirements for each of these options can be found below.

THESIS PLAN (A)

Required Courses I (6 hours)
  • EGR 600 - Advanced Engineering Analysis 3(3-0)
  • EGR 601 - Advanced Engineering Experimentation 3(2-2)
Required Courses II (3 hours)
  • EGR 685 - Seminar: Current Topics in Engineering 1-3(Spec) 
    • Note: must be taken three (3) times.
Required Courses III (6-15 Hours)**
    • Select 6-15 credit hours in consultation with the student's advisor and advisory committee.
  • EGR 553 - Mechanical Vibrations 3(3-0) 
  • EGR 554 - Mechanical Controls 3(3-0) 
  • EGR 555 - Engineering Acoustics 3(3-0) 
  • EGR 576 - Mechanics of Composite Materials 3(3-0) 
  • EGR 578 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials 3(3-0) 
  • EGR 580 - Fundamentals of Internet of Things 3(3-0) 
  • EGR 585 - Wireless Sensor Networks 3(3-0) 
  • EGR 588 - Photonics 3(3-0)
  • EGR 591 - CMOS Circuit Design 3(2-2)
  • EGR 594 - Power Electronics 3(3-0)
  • EGR 595 - Nanoscale Transistors 3(3-0)
  • EGR 597 - Special Topics in Engineering 1-6(Spec)
  • EGR 637 - Directed Research in Engineering 1-6(Spec)
  • EGR 697 - Special Topics in Engineering 1-6(Spec)
  • EGR 791 - Independent Research in Engineering 1-6(Spec)
Elective Courses (0-9 hours)***
  • Graduate courses approved by the advisor and school director
Thesis (6 hours)****
  • EGR 798 - Thesis Research 1-6(Spec)
** 1-6 credits EGR 637 and any extra credits in EGR 637 may be counted as elective. Students may take EGR 791 following 6 credits of EGR 637.

COURSE PLAN (B)

Required Courses I (6 hours)
  • EGR 600 - Advanced Engineering Analysis 3(3-0) 
  • EGR 601 - Advanced Engineering Experimentation 3(2-2)
Required Courses II (3 hours)
  • EGR 685 - Seminar: Current Topics in Engineering 1-3(Spec) 
    • Note: must be taken three (3) times.
Required Courses III (9-18 hours)
    • Select 9-18 credit hours in consultation with the student's advisor and advisory committee. 
  • EGR 553 - Mechanical Vibrations 3(3-0) 
  • EGR 554 - Mechanical Controls 3(3-0) 
  • EGR 555 - Engineering Acoustics 3(3-0) 
  • EGR 576 - Mechanics of Composite Materials 3(3-0) 
  • EGR 578 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials 3(3-0) 
  • EGR 580 - Fundamentals of Internet of Things 3(3-0) 
  • EGR 585 - Wireless Sensor Networks 3 (3-0)
  • EGR 588 - Photonics 3(3-0)
  • EGR 591 - CMOS Circuit Design 3(2-2)
  • EGR 594 - Power Electronics 3(3-0)
  • EGR 595 - Nanoscale Transistors 3(3-0)
  • EGR 597 - Special Topics in Engineering 1-6(Spec)
  • EGR 637 - Directed Research in Engineering 1-6(Spec)
  • EGR 697 - Special Topics in Engineering 1-6(Spec)
  • EGR 791 - Independent Research in Engineering 1-6(Spec)
Electives (3-12 hours) Graduate courses approved by the advisor and school director
  • Students can take courses from other departments and colleges. Students must submit an approved Plan B paper demonstrating either research, project, independent study, or internship (3-6 hours)

Accelerated MS Degree in Engineering

Up to 9 credit hours may be double-counted from appropriate courses in undergraduate degree for an accelerated MS in Engineering Program at CMU. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for more information regarding admission for accelerated programs.

The Accelerated Master's Degree Programs (AMDP) is intended for a) CMU undergraduate students who possess a strong academic background; b) are maintaining a "B" average in their undergraduate coursework; c) are generally going into their senior year; d) plan to complete their graduate degree at CMU. The program allows specific graduate-level courses that, upon successful completion and graduation, will apply to the student's graduate record at CMU.
To learn more about graduate admission at CMU, please contact:

College of Graduate Studies
802 Industrial Drive
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
989-774-4444
apply@cmich.edu​

For more information about the Master of Science in Engineering program at CMU, please contact:

Joseph Langenderfer
Professor
ET Building 224
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
989-774-1911
j.langend@cmich.edu
School of Engineering & Technology
Central Michigan University
ET Building 100
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
989.774.3033
etdept@cmich.edu
et.cmich.edu​