Master of Science in Engineering Management

Master of Science in Engineering Management

The mission of the Engineering Management Program at the University of Minnesota is to provide tools for practicing engineers and engineering managers to effectively manage technology, people, and information in their careers to ensure economic growth, competitiveness, ethical decision-making, and environmentally responsible behavior. The program will also provide research based opportunities to prepare students for further education and career opportunities in Engineering Management.

Educational Objectives

Graduates of the MS Engineering Management Program are able to:

  • Develop and apply appropriate quantitative and analytical methods effectively to engineering management decision making
  • Successfully make the transition from technical engineering responsibilities to managerial responsibilities crossing various disciplines
  • Successfully manage technical projects using modern tools and techniques
  • Successfully communicate management requirements with non-technical business functional areas including marketing and sales, human relations, accounting, etc.
  • Identify operational and system problems and successfully develop and apply the appropriate tools to solve them


All materials are submitted electronically through the ApplyYourself application system. Admission decisions are communicated to applicants using this system.

A decision for admission notice will be emailed to you once your application is carefully reviewed by the department’s admission committee and your transcripts and any credentials (test reports, diploma copies, etc.) are authenticated by Graduate School officials. You can expect a decision by late March or early April.


  • Applicants should have completed an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline. However, an applicant with a degree in another technical major and a substantial background in engineering may qualify. Such students may be admitted on a case-by-case basis and are asked to submit documentation that substantiates their engineering experience and responsibilities
  • A minimum 3.00/4.00 GPA from an accredited U.S. institution or foreign equivalent is preferred
  • Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation concerning their academic ability and readiness for graduate education
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required for admission, but these scores will be taken into account if they are provided
  • Students whose native language is not English are required to submit scores from one of the following English proficiency examinations:
Examination Minimum score
TOEFL 550 (paper based) or
79 (Internet based)

Please note in general we prefer to admit graduate students for fall semester. However, students will be admitted for spring semester on a case-by-case basis.

Application Process


To receive consideration for financial aid students must apply by July 15 for fall semester admission, and November 1 for spring semester admission. Students submitting their applications well befor these deadlines increase their chances of securing financial support.


All application materials should be submitted directly to the ApplyYourself admissions system. We cannot review your application until all of the required materials listed below are submitted successful.

Submission of the following indicate a complete application file:

Materials: Where to submit: How to submit:
Application Electronically via ApplyYourself Required fields: Personal Information, Application Information, Educational Background, Languages, Awards & Activities, Employment/Residence Information, Financial Support, Applicant Statements #1 & #2, and Recommendations.Optional fields: All other fields or application materials are optional, but will be taken into consideration if submitted.
Application Fee Electronically via ApplyYourself When you have completed your application and are ready to submit it, you must pay your application fee ($75 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and $95 for international students) via credit/check card online.
Transcripts Electronically via ApplyYourself Unofficial transcripts or academic records should be uploaded directly to the online application. Please do not mail in paper copies of your transcripts, there is no need for official transcripts or academic records for initial review.If you are admitted, the University will then request official copies of this material.
Letters of Recommendation Electronically via ApplyYourself Acceptable recommendations will come from current or former professors who can assess your potential for graduate work. Other recommenders, such as employers, are also acceptable. Paper copies are not accepted.
English Language test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) Electronically via ApplyYourself Required for students whose native language is not English.
Materials: Where to submit: How to submit:
GRE Scores Electronically via ApplyYourself Our department does not require GRE scores for admission, but if submitted they will be taken into consideration. Scores should be entered in the Test Information-Self-Reported field in ApplyYourself.
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