Oct 07, 2022  
2018-2019 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Overview

Vision Statement

MSOE will set the standard for preparing leaders to solve the diverse technical challenges of the 21st century.

Mission Statement

MSOE is the university of choice for those seeking an inclusive community of experiential learners driven to solve the complex challenges of today and tomorrow.

Core Values

  • Collaboration - We value working together across boundaries.
  • Excellence - We value the pursuit of achievement of excellence.
  • Inclusion - We value authentic engagement with diverse people, beliefs and ideas.
  • Innovation - We value creativity and new ideas for life-long service, discovery and growth.
  • Integrity - We value doing the right thing in a reliable way.
  • Stewardship - We value the responsible use of our resources.

MSOE’s Constituents

As an institution of higher learning, it is important that we recognize our role in serving our stakeholders, both internal and external to the university. Milwaukee School of Engineering has identified its internal and external constituencies to be:

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Administrators
  • Alumni
  • Families of current and prospective students
  • Employers of MSOE graduates
  • Local and regional communities, including but not limited to, the business, educational and professional segments of those communities.

We are committed to serving these constituencies. We seek to engage and to gain insights from them, and to provide them services of value.

Graduate Programs Mission Statement

MSOE graduate programs develop technologically experienced professionals who have highly-developed, complex-problem solving skills. MSOE graduates transform knowledge into action by enabling leaders at all levels to significantly improve effectiveness and enhance organizational outcomes. 


MSOE is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Master of Science in Perfusion program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Committee on Perfusion Education (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 (727) 210-2350).

The Academic Year

The official academic calendar of MSOE is published in the Academic Calendar   section of this catalog. The academic year is divided into three 11-week quarters, September through May. Courses are also offered during the summer.

Graduate Program Affiliations

MSOE is an institutional member in the following organizations:

  • The American Medical Informatics Association
  • Associated Schools of Construction

Graduate Degree Programs

MSOE offers the following master’s degree programs:

  • Architectural Engineering (MSAE)
  • Civil Engineering (MSCVE)
  • Engineering (MSE)
  • Engineering Management (MSEM)
  • Marketing and Export Management (MSXM)
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MBA in Education Leadership (MBAEL)
  • MBA in STEM Leadership (MBAST)
  • New Product Management (MSNP)
  • Nursing (MSN)
  • Perfusion (MSP)
  • Structural Engineering (MSST)*

        *This program is no longer accepting students 

Class sizes tend to be small, averaging 10 students per class.

Questions about any of the graduate programs offered by MSOE may be directed to the individual program directors (see the particular graduate program description within this catalog for name and phone number of program director), or to the Graduate Admissions Department.

All of these programs are explained in detail in the Degree Programs and Certificates   sections of this catalog.

Location Options

Milwaukee Campus

All graduate programs are offered on MSOE’s main campus, located in downtown Milwaukee.

Blended Internet courses

Blended Internet delivery combines the rich faculty/student interaction that is the hallmark of an MSOE education with the flexibility of online learning. The amount of time students spend in class is reduced, while time spent on project-focused learning is enhanced.

MSOE’s blended classes meet face-to-face during alternating weeks. Meetings occur during the evening on “even” or “odd” numbered weeks each academic term. Students may choose any single course or combination of courses. Students may also select classes that meet in traditional format, one evening per week for 11 weeks.

Some blended delivery modes vary by course. See the quarterly course schedules for specific information on face-to-face and distance learning.

Online learning activities are scheduled during non-meeting weeks and are facilitated via MSOE’s Blackboard instructional platform. Digital lectures, interactive discussions, investigative case studies, computerized simulations and synchronous chats are examples of online learning experiences used by MSOE faculty.

Online programs

Some of the MSOE graduate programs can be completed fully online, which provides the student flexibility to study and learn. Courses provide a combination of faculty created content with additional resources found through learning activities utilizing Internet resources, and the MSOE Library. Courses are led by MSOE faculty via Blackboard. Students interact with their professors and other students through discussions, case studies, chat and interactive whiteboards.