Admission information may be obtained online at https://www.msoe.edu/admissions-aid/graduate-admissions/.
Upon receipt of all materials, application files are reviewed by the appropriate program director. Students will be promptly notified of their acceptance status. International graduate student applicants should refer to the “International Student Applicants” section for additional information.
General requirements for all graduate programs at MSOE include the following (also see Program-specific Requirements):
- Completed application. An online application may be submitted for free at: www.msoe.edu/apply.
- Completion of a baccalaureate degree in a discipline appropriate for the graduate program to which the applicant seeks admission (see “Program-specific Requirements” section).
- Official transcripts sent directly from all colleges and/or universities previously attended. Fees may be assessed for the translation of each transcript and supporting documentation that is in a language other than English.
- An academic record that indicates potential achievement in graduate studies. See Program-specific Requirements pertaining to grade point average (GPA) and the need for standardized examinations, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
- Letters of recommendation as required by the program to which you are applying. There are online recommendation forms available for your use.
- For applicants whose native language is not English, language proficiency must be demonstrated by one of the following methods:
- A composite score of 7.0 must be obtained on the IELTS. The band score in each IELTS test component must be at least 6.0 or higher.
- A composite score of 90 must be obtained on the TOEFL, and each band score must at least 21 or higher.
- We will waive the IELTS/TOEFL requirement if:
- You have successfully completed the English as a Second Language program from MSOE or one of our approved partners.
- Your undergraduate degree is from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education that utilizes English as the primary language (official transcript required).
- There are additional application requirements for international students.
- If a student is a permanent resident of the U.S., then a copy of a permanent resident’s card is a requirement for admission.
- International student applicants who will require a SEVIS Form I-20 issued by MSOE for visa application purposes must submit a certified bank statement or notarized MSOE Financial Certificate, detailing the availability of finances for the first year of study (including tuition and living expenses). If transferring from another institution that has issued immigration documents, an MSOE Transfer Form must also be submitted.
All additional materials should be submitted to:
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Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM)
Master of Science in New Product Management (MSNP)
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
- Computer literacy, knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software, and a personal computer (laptop recommended).
- Two letters of recommendation. If employed, at least one of the letters should be from the applicant’s employer or manager.
- Test scores from the GMAT or GRE if the applicant’s undergraduate GPA was below 2.80 (on a 4.00 scale). All international applicants are expected to submit scores from one of the exams. Test scores must be submitted prior to regular acceptance into the program. Applicants are expected to submit scores that indicate potential for success in the program.
- Three years of full-time work experience is preferred.
Master of Business Administration in Education Leadership (MBAEL)
- Receive a reference from the applicants’ principal, superintendent, headmaster or charter organization officer stating support for the applicant’s ability to progress into a vice principal or principal role within three years.
- Submit one other letter of recommendation, in addition to above letter of recommendation, from an employer or supervisor who can describe the candidate’s leadership potential.
- Admitted students must work full time during completion of the program as a teacher or school leader in a Wisconsin K-12 setting.
- Applications are rolling throughout the year each year. With admittance twice yearly in March and September.
- Have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. Transcript(s) submitted and reviewed.
- Have completed a Wisconsin DPI approved educator preparation program, or a Wisconsin approved educator preparation program in another state or country.
- Hold, or be eligible to hold, a Professional Educator License in teaching or pupil services.
- Have three years of successful, fulltime classroom teaching experience, or three years of successful experience as pupil services professional including 540 hours of classroom teaching experience.
- Submit a current resume that details all professional and teaching experience.
- Be willing to participate in an in-person interview.
Master of Business Administration in Education Leadership (MBAEL) (Non-Principal Track)
- Submit two letters of recommendation, from an employer or supervisor who can describe the candidate’s leadership potential.
- Work as an administrator or leader in a K-12 environment.
- Have earned a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA in an undergraduate or graduate program completed at an accredited institution; If applicant does not have a 3.5 GPA, they may instead take a GRE examination.
- Submit a current resume that details all professional and K-12 experience.
- Be willing to participate in an in-person interview.
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCVE)
- A bachelor of science degree in civil engineering or a closely related area from an ABET-accredited university. Students may be required to take one or more undergraduate prerequisite course to satisfy prerequisites for graduate courses. Students who do not have an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree in civil engineering will likely have to take one or more prerequisite courses to satisfy ABET civil engineering undergraduate degree requirements prior to graduation from the MSCVE program.
- Test scores from the GRE General Test if an applicant’s undergraduate GPA is less than 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale).
- Two letters of recommendation.
- Prior to registering for any classes, the accepted applicant is required to meet with the MSCVE program director to plan a course of study.
Master of Science in Architectural Engineering (MSAE)
- A bachelor of science degree in architectural engineering or closely related area from an ABET accredited program.
- Students may be required to take one or more undergraduate prerequisite course to satisfy prerequisites for graduate courses.
- Students who do not have an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree in architectural engineering will likely have to take one or more prerequisite courses to satisfy ABET architectural engineering undergraduate degree requirements prior to graduation from the MSAE program.
- Test scores from the GRE General Test if an applicant’s undergraduate degree is not from an ABET accredited program or if applicant’s undergraduate GPA is less than 3.00 on 4.00 scale.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- Prior to registering for any classes, the accepted applicant is required to meet with the MSAE program director to plan a course of study.
Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
- A bachelor of science degree in engineering, engineering technology, or a closely related area.
- Specific course requirements include one year of calculus, two courses in physics, and one course in each of the following: structured programming, differential equations and chemistry. Additionally, one course in each of the following engineering topics is required: mechanics, thermodynamics, circuit analysis, and systems analysis. It is expected that the applicant has earned a letter grade of “C” or better in each of these required undergraduate courses.
- Two letters of recommendation from professors. If employed, one should be from an employer.
- Test scores from the GRE general test if an applicant’s undergraduate GPA is less than 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale). Applicants are expected to submit scores that indicate potential for success in the MSE program, including scores from the “Quantitative” test section that are in the upper 60th percentile of those tested. All international applicants are expected to meet this GRE requirement irrespective of their GPA.
- Prior to registering for any classes, the accepted applicant is required to speak with the MSE program director, either by phone or in person, to plan a course of study.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
The admission criteria for the MSN are aligned with the admission criteria for graduate programs. In addition to meeting the general requirements for admission to MSOE graduate study, prospective students must have:
- A bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited university. Official transcripts from prior course work must be submitted
- Current unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse. A copy of the license must be submitted at the time of application.
- GPA of 3.00 from an undergraduate nursing program. An applicant with a GPA between 2.50 and 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) may be considered for admission following a writing assessment and formal interview with the program director and graduate program faculty.
- Statistics grade of C or higher in a three credit, level 300 or higher statistics course that has been taken within the last five years of date of application. If the course level was less than 300, a syllabus may be submitted to be reviewed for acceptability.
- Previous and/or current work experience as a professional nurse is recommended.
- Two letters of recommendation from professional sources.
- A formal written statement of your personal goals.
- A criminal background check and urine drug screen will be done on all students entering the program.
Master of Science in Perfusion (MSP)
- Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.00 scale).
- At least one undergraduate course in each of the following areas: physiology (or anatomy and physiology), chemistry, mathematics and physics. Recommended course work includes biochemistry and statistics.
- GRE general test scores having percentiles that average 50 percent or better.
- Three letters of recommendation, if possible, two should be from faculty who can judge the applicant’s academic abilities. The third may be from a faculty member or a supervisor/employer who can speak to the applicant’s professionalism, ability to work on a team, and related professional characteristics.
Applicant must have observed at least two clinical cases prior to formal acceptance into the program. If applicants cannot schedule case viewings locally, these can be done at our facilities if the applicant is invited for an interview. Applicants should note in their application essay any previous exposure to the field of perfusion.
Because there is a limited capacity in this program, meeting the requirements does not ensure acceptance. The most highly qualified applicants will be invited for interviews, and acceptance decisions will be made after interviews are completed. A criminal background check and urine drug screen will be conducted for all students entering the program.
Types of Acceptance
A student who has satisfied all requirements for admission will achieve full acceptance.
Probationary acceptance is used in cases where (a) there are academic deficiencies that need to be fulfilled, or (b) there is some uncertainty in the applicant’s ability to succeed in the program. Until full acceptance, probationary students may have restrictions imposed on the graduate courses they are permitted to take. Students on probation must consult quarterly with their respective graduate program director prior to registering for the next quarter’s classes. Failure to meet the terms of probation may result in termination from the program.
Nonmatriculated Student Status
Applicants who have not yet completed the application process may be eligible to register as a nonmatriculated student. The nonmatriculated student status allows a student to begin course work without being accepted into a graduate program. Students are limited to this status for one quarter for up to three courses (nine credits). To be eligible for nonmatriculated student status requires completion of an application form, official transcripts confirming receipt of a bachelor’s degree and approval of the program director whose program is offering the course(s). Students should contact the Enrollment Management Department to inquire about eligibility.
Registration as a nonmatriculated student is no guarantee of subsequent acceptance into a graduate program. After the three-course (nine credit) or one-quarter limit is reached, subsequent registrations must be under full or probationary acceptance status.
International Student Applicants
Nonimmigrant international students holding an F-1 visa are required to maintain full-time student status as a condition of their visa. The student must document that he or she has sufficient funds for tuition, fees and living expenses. Additional funds must be available for dependents.
MSOE has a very limited number of research assistantships and does not provide other financial aid or scholarships for nonimmigrant graduate students, nor does it employ teaching assistants. All classes are taught by MSOE faculty only.
Prior to the release of the Immigration Form I-20, a deposit of $250 is required from all accepted international applicants who are not sponsored by a corporation or their government.
MSOE offers conditional admission based on the completion of courses taken through the MSOE Intensive Academic ESL Program. Program Directors, along with the Intensive Academic ESL Program Director, will determine when a student is ready to engage in full-time academic study based on their performance in the English-as-a-Second-Language program. Please contact the MSOE Admissions Office for more information about the Intensive Academic ESL Program and conditional admission.