Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog-June Update 
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog-June Update [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 and 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 constituents, both internal and external to the university. Milwaukee School of Engineering has identified its internal and external constituents 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 constituents. We seek to engage and to gain insights from them, and to provide them services of value.


  • MSOE is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604; 800-621-7440; https://www.hlcommission.org/).
  • 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, 9355 113th Street N., #7709, Seminole, FL 33775-7709 (727) 210-2350).
  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Milwaukee School of Engineering is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  • The MBA in Education Leadership program is a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI)-approved principal-licensing program. The program also offers additional DPI licenses in Director of Instruction and School Business Administrator.

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 two 16-week semesters, August or September through May. Some graduate courses are offered in 7-8 week subterms, and some programs also offer courses during the summer. Contact the program director for information about specific programs.

Graduate Program Affiliations

MSOE is an institutional member in the following organizations:

  • Associated Schools of Construction
  • American Society for Engineering Management

Graduate Degree Programs

MSOE offers the following master’s degree programs:

  • Architectural Engineering (MSAE)
  • Civil Engineering (MSCVE)
  • Engineering (MSE)
  • Engineering Management (MSEM)
    • General MSEM
    • MSEM with Analytics specialization
    • MSEM with New Product Management specialization
  • Machine Learning (MSML)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • General MBA
    • MBA with Analytics specialization
    • MBA in Education Leadership (MBAEL)
    • MBA with New Product Management specialization
  • Nursing (MSN)
  • Perfusion (MSP)

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 the program director’s contact information) or to Graduate Admissions at grad@msoe.edu.

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

Location and Delivery Formats

Graduate programs are delivered in multiple formats in an attempt to meet the needs of students. All courses are led by MSOE faculty in person and/or through a learning management system (LMS). Please contact the program director to discuss delivery format and calendar for specific programs.

  • Some programs offer traditional, face-to-face meetings. These programs are offered on MSOE’s campus, located in downtown Milwaukee. The Master of Science in Perfusion program is only offered in a full-time traditional manner.
  • Other programs offer blended delivery, which combines online and face-to-face modalities. This enables the rich faculty-student interaction that is the hallmark of an MSOE education enhanced with the flexibility of online learning.
  • Some MSOE programs can be completed fully online, synchronously or asynchronously. Students can access MSOE instruction from anywhere, which provides flexibility to study and learn.