Program Structure and Requirements

The MSEM program is typically a 3-semester program.

Structure

Students in the MSEM program are required to complete:

    • Five advanced courses in a declared technical area of engineering or applied science. The fifteen technical concentrations are listed here.
    • All MSEM students will participate in a cohort program, where all students in an entering class will take a suite of management courses with required courses taken as a cohort. All Management Cohorts begin anew in the fall semester. The Center for Leadership Education has constructed a program tailored to the needs of future engineering managers.

Check Sheet 2018-2019

Please refer to the MSEM Guide Book.

Requirements

All Whiting School of Engineering master’s degree candidates must meet the requirements found below.

  • Every student must register for a minimum of two semesters as a full-time, resident graduate student (not applicable to bachelor’s/master’s concurrent students).
  • Every student must be registered in the semester that degree requirements are met.
  • Every student must provide certification by a department or program committee that all departmental or committee requirements have been fulfilled.
  • All courses applied to the master’s degree must be at the 400-level or higher. At their discretion, individual graduate programs may institute a higher course level as the minimum for their own students.
  • Every student must earn the master’s degree within 5 consecutive academic years (10 semesters). Only semesters during which a student has a university-approved leave of absence are exempt from the ten semester limit; otherwise, all semesters from the beginning of the student’s graduate studies–whether the student is resident or not—count toward the ten semester limit.

In addition, the following coursework requirements apply specifically to students in the MSEM program:

  • Candidates must complete all of the required courses.
  • No grades lower than C may be applied to the degree; only one C will be counted toward the degree.
  • All courses must be at the 400-level or higher.
  • The course requirements and options are described elsewhere on this website. Departments sponsoring technical concentrations may impose stricter requirements for coursework within the concentration.

At the discretion of the student’s adviser, an MSEM student may be permitted to double-count up to one JHU course or apply undergraduate or graduate courses taken at JHU or elsewhere but not applied to a degree (in accordance with conditions in the WSE Policy on Double-Counting Courses).

 

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