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Engineering Management M.S.

Jan. 9, 2023

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Manage Engineering Operations

The Master of Science in Engineering Management, offered by the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, prepares students to manage large engineering operations and brings together topics from across several fields to help them develop the leadership skills necessary to address contemporary professional challenges and solve complex operational problems. Students may pursue this degree directly from their undergraduate program, but it is also available to working professionals looking for professional development opportunities.

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Learning Formats

Online Asynchronous

Start Date

January 9, 2023
May 15, 2023
August 16, 2023

Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Engineering Management

Program Details

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The Master of Science in Engineering Management is a fully online, asynchronous degree program and consists of 8-week courses. All degree candidates are required to follow a planned program of study. The student’s advisor, in conjunction with the Advising and Examining Committee (AEC), will be responsible for determining the plan of study appropriate to each student’s needs, in order to provide the necessary support to prepare them for their careers.

The graduates of the program will build upon their prior engineering education and/or professional experience, to strengthen their ability to effectively manage business operations, projects, and teams. They will practice holistic learning on a continual basis to acquire skills that are necessary to promote innovation, creative solutions, and diversity.

They will apply specialized knowledge to address contemporary professional challenges and solve complex operational problems to improve business processes, with many emerging as the leaders of tomorrow.

Curriculum Requirements

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required in all courses. A minimum of 60% of courses must be from 500-level or above.

EMGT 501: Intro to Engineering and Systems Management | 3
EMGT 502: Quality Management | 3
EMGT 503: Project Management | 3
EMGT 504: Operations and Supply Chain Management | 3
EMGT 511: Analytics for Decision Making | 3
EMGT 513: Managerial Accounting/Financial Analytics | 3
EMGT 521: Strategic Engineering Management | 3
EMGT 522: New Product and Service Development | 3

Elective Courses (select two from the following)

EMGT 506: Lean Six Sigma | 3
EMGT 512: Machine Learning for Business Analytics | 3
EMGT 523: Team Facilitation | 3
EMGT 689: Industry Project | 3

Or, any BIOM, BMEG, CE, CHE, CHEM, CPE, CS, EE, IENG, IH&S, MAE, MATH, MINE, PNGE, PHYS, SAFM, SENG, or STAT courses 400-795, as approved by the student’s Advising and Examining Committee.

Total Hours: 30

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Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program must have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better from an accredited Bachelor of Science degree program from an engineering department, or from the areas of physics, chemistry, computer sciences, mathematics, or a similar technical or science program.

In general, a degree in one of the “hard science” programs is required, with at least two years of calculus or equivalent mathematics.

Applicants with a cumulative grade point average of less than 3.0 may be considered for admission if they have at least two years of professional experience.


  • Apply with the online Graduate Application
  • Pay graduate application fee
  • Submit official transcripts of all previous college coursework
  • Submit a Statement of Purpose explaining the role that the MSEM degree would play in your long-term career aspirations
  • Submit a detailed resume to highlight prior education and professional experience
  • Submit at least two letters of recommendation
  • Request official transcripts from all institutions attended (other than WVU) and
    1. Mail to:
      WVU Office of Graduate Admissions
      One Waterfront Place
      PO Box 6510
      Morgantown, WV 26506-6510
    2. or Email to:

English Language Proficiency

Generally, applicants whose first language is not English must submit adequate TOEFL or IELTS results before an application can be considered for admission to WVU:

  • TOEFL Internet-Based = 79
  • TOEFL Paper-Based = 550
  • IELTS = 6.5

Applicants who have received a high school diploma or a bachelor’s degree in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand or Australia need not submit TOEFL/IELTS results.

However, applicants having only a master’s degree from an accredited US college or university must still provide acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores.

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Estimated Tuition and Fees

The Master of Science in Engineering Management requires 30 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $698.

Total Degree Cost

$20,940 – Residents and Non-Residents

Cost Breakdown by Credit Hours

Credits Cost
1 $698
3 $2,094
6 $4,188
9 $6,282

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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827.

Career Paths

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Engineering Management M.S. degree may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.

Architectural and Engineering Manager

Plant Manager

Production/Manufacturing Manager

Supply Chain/Logistic Manager

Project Manager

Process/Product Manager

Operational Excellence Team Leader

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