Admission Requirements

Admission to the MS in Engineering Management program is decided based on a multi-parameter criterion that can include the following items to be evaluated by the department:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in engineering, science, or related area, all requiring mathematics at least through differential and integral calculus and including calculus-based probability and statistics
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE General Test (GRE) scores with Quantitative greater than or equal to 150 (50%); Verbal greater than or equal to 147 (33%); Analytical Writing greater than or equal to 3.5 (33%)
    • Applicants with BS degrees in related fields from Tech are not required to take the GRE
    • Applicants who have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Engineering examination may submit evidence of passing the exam in place of the GRE
    • The GRE may be waived for applicants who have met all other requirements and who have a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation that demonstrate strong evidence for success in the graduate program
  • Participation in undergraduate research
  • At least two years of post-BS degree professional experience in a technical environment
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals and/or award-winning presentations in technical conferences
  • International students must score at least 550 (213 computer-based or 79 internet-based) on the TOEFL or a minimum base score of 6.0 on the IELTS

Based on the level of satisfaction with the above criterion, the program coordinator will either recommend admission to Full Standing, Provisional Standing, or Special Standing, or deny admission. Standing status may be changed to Full Standing after the student satisfies the requirements specified at the time of admission

The proposed MSEM admission requirements have been approved through all appropriate steps at Tennessee Tech and will be used at the time of program implementation. Consistent with the other programs in the college, the list of admissions criteria for the MSEM will be considered holistically

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