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Swenson College of Science and Engineering
MS in Engineering Management Program

We are unable to provide financial assistance to any

incoming students for the 2017-2018 academic year.


105 Voss-Kovach Hall
1305 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812
Phone: 218-726-7981


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.

MSEM Program Assessment

Goals within five categories and associated outcomes

Knowledge and Scholarly Formation
The program creates expertise in engineering and technology management.

  • Students will demonstrate expertise to manage engineering and technology and promote economic growth and competitiveness.
  • Student will engage in effective and ethical decision-making.

    Research and Methodological Skills Relevant to Field
    The program will provide students with necessary research and methodological skills to effectively practice engineering management.


  • Students’ research will add significant contributions to the field of engineering and technology management.
  • Students will apply appropriate methods to resolve system and operational issues and successfully manage technical organizations and projects.

    Communication Skills
    The program will develop communication skills necessary to manage engineers, projects, technology and organizations effectively.


  • Students will effectively communicate quantitative and qualitative analysis results to audience with various backgrounds
  • Students will effectively inform multiple parties regarding managerial decisions.

    Leadership and Collaborative Skills
    The program will develop leadership and collaborative skills required to manage engineers, projects, technology and organizations effectively.


  • Students will successfully lead technical departments of various sizes.
  • Students will successfully manage technical projects at small and large scales.
  • Students will work effectively in multifunctional and across disciplinary teams.

    Global Context Formation of the field
    The program will provide global context


  • Students will ground their research in theory inside and outside of the US.
  • Students will demonstrate awareness of best practices in their field around the world.



    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:


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

    Financial Aid

    Several assistantships are usually available each year at the 25% and 50% levels. A 25% assistantship requires 10 hours of work per week and carries a 50% tuition waiver. A 50% assistantship requires 20 hours of work per week and carries a 100% tuition waiver. The hourly wage for graduate assistants is currently about $18.00 per hour, and health benefits are included. Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) primarily assist with teaching laboratory courses. Graduate Research Assistants (GRA) assit individual professors with their research. Students are often assigned a mixed assistantship, e.g 25% GTA and 25% GRA. The number of assistantships available varies from year to year depending on the availability of funding.


    Current tuition and fee rates for the University of Minnesot Duluth can be seen here. MSEM students pay standard graduate tuition rates.

    Application Process


    To receive full consideration for financial aid including assistantships, students must apply by:

    • April 1 for Fall Semester admission
    • September 15 for Spring Semester admission

    Students not seeking financial aid may apply by:

    • July 1 for Fall Semester admission
    • November 15 for Spring Semester admission


    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 successfully.
    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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