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Full time Part time Online BS to MS Duration: 1.5 to 2.5 Years
Earn a Master’s of Science in Engineering Management degree from a University whose engineering education excellence is matched only by the high quality of its industry-oriented business program – UMass Lowell. Drawing on the strengths of each, the MSEM program prepares students for leadership roles in manufacturing, quality and production operations, product design and support, engineering services and civil infrastructure management. Applicants with technical and non-technical backgrounds can apply to the program.
Technical professionals learn business principles and practices, while those with current management background can deepen their understanding of technical areas such as product, process and operations as well as quality and reliability, infrastructure systems, and occupational health and safety. The program’s flexibility, offering both evening classes on campus and online options in all fall/spring/summer semesters, means working professionals can enhance their careers while positioning themselves for advancement or a new field.
The 31-credit program offers three concentrations. Two draw on the faculty expertise in UMass Lowell’s Francis College of Engineering, and one draws more heavily from the Manning School of Business and the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences.
The UMass Lowell Master’s of Science in Engineering Management program has been ranked as the top 20th online MSEM program for 2019 by the Best Colleges Review (featured in BBC, Huffington Post, BTN, Atlantic, Reddit, Yahoo and The Economist).
The MSEM program is very flexible and can be tailored to the student’s academic interests by allowing students to enroll in any of the graduate courses in the three colleges mentioned in the program, through consultation with the academic advisors.
The Master’s of Science in Engineering Management is a 31-credit program consisting of 12 total courses.
7 required courses include:
3 additional courses in a chosen concentration are required, in either Design and Manufacturing, Engineering Services/Infrastructure Management or Operations and Supply Management.
A Professional Capstone Practice or Non-Capstone Option (2 additional graduate courses from any college with prior approval) are also required.
UMass Lowell Bachelor's to Master's Applicants
UMass Lowell undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA or better may be eligible for the accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Program, in which students have the opportunity to save time and money by earning a bachelor's and a master's degree in a little as five years by transferring at least two graduate elective courses into the MSEM.
See the Graduate Catalog for for additional requirements of the program.
Visit Graduate Admissions for information on the application process or apply to the Master of Science in Engineering Management.
Cost Per Credit: $590*
Total Tuition (based on 31 credits): $18,290*
Cost Per Credit: $844.99*
Total Tuition (based on 31 credits): $26,195*
International students who are on student visas are eligible to take one course online in each semester and maintain their visa status.
*These estimated graduate charges are for the 2021-2022 academic year. These prices are subject to change by vote of the UMass Board of Trustees.
For more information on tuition and financing, visit Costs & Aid for Graduate Programs.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of engineering management specialists is expected to grow nationally by 9 percent on average over the next decade, and job growth for management engineers is expected to grow 6 percent through 2025. Indeed.com reports that the average U.S. salary for an engineering manager is $114,839.
The MSEM program prepares students for a wide range of design, manufacturing and infrastructure management careers. Graduates will have the skills for leadership positions in engineering systems, program management, quality, operations, supply management, consulting services and facilities management.
Rohann Nair was torn about whether to pursue a master of science degree or an MBA. Instead of choosing, he opted for both by enrolling in UMass Lowell’s master’s degree in engineering management. Read more
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A close collaboration between the Francis College of Engineering, the Manning School of Business and the College of Health Sciences, the MSEM program offers an affordable graduate degree led by faculty with extensive engineering and management experience in both academia and industry.