MEM - Admission Requirements

MEM Admission Requirements

Micah Chaffee
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Coordinator, Master of Engineering Management

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Official transcripts are required for admission
Admission with full standing requires a grade point average (GPA) for all undergraduate work of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale). All deficient courses stipulated at the time of admission must be passed with a grade of C or better.

Provisional Status: Applicants with a GPA below a 3.00 or with deficiencies will be evaluated and admission may be granted on a provisional basis until proof of an ability to complete graduate level work is satisfactorily shown.

GMAT or GRE Score not required
It is not required to submit standardized test scores such as the GRE or GMAT.  However, applicants may include the information in the online application to supplement their application. 

Personal Statement
All applicants are required to submit a personal statement.

  • Briefly describe your past professional experience and relevant skills.
  • What are some of your short and long term professional goals?
  • How would a University of Nebraska–Lincoln MEM assist you in achieving your goals?

A professional resume should be submitted. Please include the following: relevant work experience, skills, involvement and education. 

Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of  recommendation are needed when applying. All three contacts must be former or current supervisors or professors. 

Prerequisite Requirements
To enter the Master of Engineering Management program, the following prerequisites are required:

  • Relevant work experience. We strongly recommend at least two years of applicable work experience.
  • A Bachelor of Science (or higher) degree in engineering or quantitative area.
  • One academic year of Calculus. (Calculus I and Calculus II). Provisional status may be granted for those students with a semester of Calculus. Calculus II or equivalent must be taken prior to enrolling in MEM core courses.
  • An introductory, calculus based probability and statistics course.
  • Probability/Statistics - Formulating and solving engineering statistical problems.  Descriptive statistics, probability distributions, variability, sampling, confidence intervals, tests of significance, design of experiments.
  • An engineering economics course. Engineering Economics - Methods of economic comparisons of engineering alternatives: time value of money, depreciation, taxes, concepts of accounting, and activity based costing.
  • At least one engineering science course.

To be eligible for some of electives, students may need to take additional prerequisites beyond the MEM requirements.

Contact the MEM Program Coordinator with any additional questions you may have regarding prerequisite requirements.

Online versions of prerequisites may be available on request through the University of Nebraska. None of the prerequisites may be used in the student's MEM program of study.  All prerequisites must be met before 15 hours of graduate course work is completed. Please contact the MEM Program Coordinator for more information about prerequisite courses. 

International Students
Applicants to the Graduate College whose native language is not English are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL; 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of at least 6.5.

Please be aware that our degree is an online degree program.  As such, it is not possible to obtain a Visa to study in the US when enrolled in our program. We are not able to offer teaching or research assistantships, internships, or any other form of support. A majority of our students receive tuition reimbursement from their employers.

Specializations are currently not available for students enrolled in the MEM online option.

Program Deadlines

        Applications are accepted throughout the year, but the application deadlines for each of the terms is shown below.  The application and admission process takes two to three months to complete. Students should plan to apply within that timeframe or earlier before the semester in which they wish to start their program. Application review will not begin until all transcripts, application fees and other supporting documents are received.

        Fall Semester: April 15
        Spring Semester: September 15
        Summer Semester: February 15