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

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?


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: at least one year of applicable work experience is strongly recommended. Internships and Co-ops can be considered as work experiences.
  • 3.00 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale (conditional acceptance will be granted on a case by case basis)
  • 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 students with a semester of Calculus. Calculus II or equivalent must be taken prior to enrolling in MEM core courses.
  • A probability and statistics course (MME 321 or equivalent)
  • An engineering economics course (BSEN 206 or equivalent)
  • At least one engineering science course (e.g., Statics, Fluid Mechanics, Dynamics)

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

Online versions of prerequisites may be available upon request from 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

  • If your native language is not English, but you have earned a college degree in the USA, then you may enter the program with no requirement to demonstrate English proficiency.
  • If your native language is not English and you have not earned a college degree from the USA, then you must apply to the Graduate College and 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.

Be aware that 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. We are not able to offer teaching or research assistantships, internship, or other forms of support. A majority of our students receive tuition reimbursement from their employers.

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

Graduate Certificate

Prerequisite Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree (in engineering, technology, construction management or a quantitative discipline)
  2. 2.75 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  3. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS (required if English is not your native language)
  4. A written personal statement
  5. Official transcripts from all previous schools
  6. If you are not a U.S. citizen and you hold an F1 visa: concurrent admission to a degree program; a certificate alone is not sufficient for F1 status
  7. Relevant work experience in engineering and technology is required: at least on year recommended
  8. Two letters of recommendation from a present or recent past supervisor, manager or professional colleague

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