Admission

To be admitted into the Engineering Management master's degree program or graduate certificate, the following requirements must be met. 

For questions: contact the MEM Program Coordinator.



Master's Degree

Official transcripts are required for admission

To be fully admitted, The Office of Graduate Studies requires official transcripts. 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 MEM assist you in achieving your goals?

Resume

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

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of  recommendation are needed. 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: Experience in engineering and technology industry; minimum of two-years is strongly recommended; engineering co-ops and internships may be considered as part of work experience.
  • GPA: 3.00 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Conditional acceptance may be granted on a case by case basis.
  • Previous earned degrees: A Bachelor of Science (or higher) degree in engineering or quantitative area
  • Courses:
    • Calculus I
    • A course in probability and statistics
    • Provisional status may be granted if deficiency is removed, in consultation with MEM administrators, prior to enrolling in MEM core courses.
  • English proficiency: See section related to International Applicants

Online versions of prerequisite courses may be available upon request from the University of Nebraska. None of the prerequisite courses may be used in the student's MEM program of study. All prerequisite courses 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 Applicants

  • If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency using one of the following tests:
    1. 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
    2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of at least 6.5.
  • Language proficiency requirement may be waived for individuals whose native language is not English, if they have:
    1. earned a college degree in the USA, or
    2. documented history of relevant employment (in engineering & technology industry) in the USA

Please note:

  • This is an online degree program. It is not possible to obtain a Visa to study in the U.S. when enrolled in our program.
  • This is a professional master’s degree. We are unable to offer teaching or research assistantships, internship, or other forms of support. A majority of our students receive tuition reimbursement from their employers.


Graduate Certificate

Official transcripts are required for admission

To be fully admitted, The Office of Graduate Studies requires official transcripts. Admission with full standing requires a grade point average (GPA) for all undergraduate work of at least 2.75 (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 2.75 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 MEM assist you in achieving your goals?

Resume

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

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of  recommendation are needed. Both contacts must be former or current supervisors or professors. 

Prerequisite Requirements

To be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Master of Engineering, the following prerequisites must be met:

  • Relevant work experience: Experience in engineering and technology industry; minimum of two-years is strongly recommended; engineering co-ops and internships may be considered as part of work experience.
  • GPA: 2.75 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Conditional acceptance may be granted on a case by case basis.
  • Previous earned degrees: A Bachelor of Science (or higher) degree in engineering or quantitative area
  • Courses:
    • Calculus I
    • A course in probability and statistics
    • Provisional status may be granted if deficiency is removed, in consultation with MEM administrators, prior to enrolling in MEM core courses.
  • English proficiency: See section related to International Applicants

Online versions of prerequisite courses may be available upon request from the University of Nebraska. None of the prerequisite courses may be used in the student's MEM program of study. All prerequisite courses 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 Applicants

  • If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency using one of the following tests:
    1. 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
    2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of at least 6.5.
  • Language proficiency requirement may be waived for individuals whose native language is not English, if they have:
    1. earned a college degree in the USA, or
    2. documented history of relevant employment (in engineering & technology industry) in the USA

Please note:

  • This is an online degree program. It is not possible to obtain a Visa to study in the U.S. when enrolled in our program.
  • This is a professional master’s degree. We are unable to offer teaching or research assistantships, internship, or other forms of support. A majority of our students receive tuition reimbursement from their employers.