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This program allows engineers to pursue a flexible online graduate degree concentrating in either general or military engineering. The program upholds the same rigorous academic requirements as programs offered on the Mississippi State University campus. Additionally, students can choose between thesis and non-thesis options. The Master of Engineering program allows students to combine engineering courses with other disciplines to create a truly unique program of study.

Program highlights:

  • Students interested in military engineering studies can build their personalized program of study around a selection of military engineering course offerings.
  • The Master of Engineering program at Mississippi State University is unique in the state of Mississippi. The program allows students to combine engineering courses with other disciplines to create a truly unique program of study.

Program Structure

This 30 credit hour student-specific curriculum requires three courses and allows for the remaining classes to reflect the individualized program of study developed by the student and advisor and stemming from a list of available courses, student interests, educational background, work experience, and needs. Students may choose a thesis or non-thesis route. Thesis students will be required to take a thesis formatting course. This course is not for credit.

Students enrolled in this program may use courses to satisfy continuing education hours for the Mississippi Engineering Board of Registration as well as requirements for Licensed Professional Engineers in other states.

Students are encouraged to download and read the MENG Program Guide for more information concerning the program before applying.


Program of Study Options

The following lists are examples of classes that can be taken in specific areas. These are not all inclusive and do not represent all of the different areas or classes available each semester. Each student must include Engineering Statistics and Project Management on their program of study unless previously completed. Non-thesis students will take GE 8003 MENG capstone and thesis students will take the appropriate thesis hours for their studies.

TBD* : Sometimes Special Topic Courses are available that may be relevant and of interest. These classes will be posted with the class schedule and announced during the registration time period.

Course Number Course Title
ASE 6423 Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
ASE 8313 Advanced Computational Aerodynamics I
ASE 8413 Computational Fluid Dynamics I
ASE 8323 Advanced Computational Aerodynamics II
CSE 8233 Software Engineering Project Management
ASE 6433 Fundamental Numerial Grid Gen
IE 8753 Network flows and Dynamics Programming
ASE 8353 Turbulent Flow
ASE 6813 Advanced Orbital Mechanics
ASE 8343 Incompressible Viscous Laminar Flow
Course Number Course Title
CE 6183 Water Transportation
CE 8563 Groundwater Resources Evaluation
CE 6523 Open Channel Hydraulics
CE 8543 Tidal Hydraulics
CE 6513 Engineering Hydrology
CE 6883 Engineering Environmental Systems
CE 8573 Hydro-environmental analysis
CE 8923 Surface Water Quality Modeling

Must include Management based program of study.

Course Number Course Title
CE 8533 Hydromechanics
CE 8593 Environmental Hydrology
CE 8563 Groundwater Resources Evaluation
CE 6183 Water Transportation
CE 6863 Water and Waster Engineering
CE 6533 Computational Methods in Water Res
CE 6523 Open Channel Hydrolics
CE 8953 Fine Sediment Processes
CE 6563 Sedementation Engineering
CE 8923 Surface Water Quality Methods
Course Number Course Title
IE 8733 Decision Theory
MGT 8113 Leadership Skills
EC 8103 Economics for Managers
IE 6513 Engineering Administration
MKT 8153 Strategic Marketing Management
IE 8583 Enterprise Systems Engineering
IE 8913 Engineering Economy II
Course Number Course Title
IE 6733 Linear Programming I
IE 8733 Decision Theory
ECE 6653 Introduction to Power Electronics
ECE 8223 Analog Ic Design
ECE 6743 Digital Systems Design
BQA 8233 Quantitative Analysis and Business Research
TBD* Special Topics
Course Number Course Title
ECE 6333 RF and Microwave Engineering
ECE 6653 Introduction to Power Electronics
BIS 8113 Mgt Info Tech and Sys
IE 8733 Decision Theory
IE 8353 Manufacturing Systems Modeling
IE 6623 Engineering Statistics II
IE 8153 Cognitive Engineering
MGT 8113 Leadership Skills
IE 6613 Engineering Statistics I
IE 6553 Engineering Law and Ethics
Course Number Course Title
ASE 8413 Computation Fluid Dynamics I
EM 6123 Introduction to Finite Element
ASE 8343 Incomp Vis Lam Flow
ME 6123 Failure of Engineering Materials
IE 8733 Decision Theory
IE 6553 Engineering Law and Ethics
ASE 6553 Engineering Design Optimization
IE 6513 Engineering Administration
IE 8163 Macroergonomics
Course Number Course Title
ASE 6553 Engineering Design Optimization
BIS 8113 Mgt Info Tech and Sys
CE 6183 Water Transportation
CE 6523 Open Channel Hydraulics
CE 6703 Construction Engineering and Management
CE 6763 Construction Risk Management
CE 8673 Blast Effects and Structures Responses
CE 8563 Groundwater Resources Evaluation
EM 6213 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
EM 8213 Fracture Mechanics
GE 8303 Military Engineering
IE 6513 Engineering Administration
IE 6553 Engineering Law and Ethics
IE 8733 Decision Theory
ME 6123 Failure of Engineering Materials
MGT 8113 Leadership Skills

*Courses being developed each semester

Course Number Course Title
ME 6123 Failure of Engineering Materials
EM 6213 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
EM 8213 Fracture Mechanics
ME 6443 Mechanical System Design
ME 8253 Fatigue in Engineering Design
ME 6133 Mechanical Metallurgy
MGT 8113 Leadership Skills
TBD* Special Topics

Admissions Requirements

Applications for the degree programs are reviewed three times a year. The application deadlines for those semesters are as follows:

  • Fall Semester – June 1
  • Spring Semester – November 1
  • Summer Semester – May 1

Students seeking full admission into this program should apply as a classified student. Non-degree seeking students wishing to take classes offered through the Online program should apply as an Unclassified student.


An applicant for admission to graduate study must hold a bachelor's degree from a fully recognized four-year educational institution that has unconditional accreditation with appropriate regional accrediting agencies. They must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School and the Master of Engineering program.

Regular admission to graduate study in the program requires a minimum grade point average (last four semesters of undergraduate work) of 3.00/4.00. When a student is deficient in one of the criteria cited, the student's application, nevertheless, may be considered for admission based on the strength of other materials contained in the student's application.

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are NOT required for entry into this program.


Attention International Students

International students are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and score greater than 550. Detailed information regarding international applications can be found in the Graduate Catalog. Questions regarding international applications can be addressed to the Office of the Graduate School at gradapps@grad.msstate.edu.

  • ETS is providing home testing for the TOEFL iBT test, and MSU is encouraging students to take advantage of this testing option. For those students applying who have taken the TOEFL within five years of the semester they plan to enroll and are unable to access the TOEFL iBT test from home, we will accept your previous test scores.

Admission Options

As part of the standard engineering undergraduate program, a student will have had the following courses. Students who have not completed the following courses should contact the program advisor prior to seeking admission.

  • Calculus I-IV and Differential Equations
  • One year of calculus-based physics
  • One semester of a general chemistry class
  • 2-3 engineering science courses depending on potential program of study

Domestic/International Classified Admissions

  1. Submit online application. You will choose Master of Engineering as your Program of Study and Online Education as your campus.
  2. Statement of Purpose
  3. Three letters of recommendation
    • You will be asked to submit three names and three email addresses of individuals you are using as references. Once you click submit, these individuals will be sent an email from MSU, which will provide a link to an online form for completing their recommendations.
  4. One official transcript showing bachelor’s degree or progress toward degree. (For international students, please submit a copy in native language along with translated copies, if appropriate.)
  5. One official transcript showing ALL work after bachelor’s degree. (For international students, please submit a copy in native language along with translated copies, if appropriate.)
    • Electronic transcripts should be sent to: gradapps@grad.msstate.edu Mississippi State University, Graduate School. Only one copy of an electronic transcript is required.
    • Paper Transcripts Address (USPS):
      Mississippi State University
      The Office of the Graduate School
      P.O. Box G
      Mississippi State, MS 39762
    • Physical Street Address (for DHL, Fed Ex, UPS, DHS, etc.):
      Mississippi State University
      The Office of the Graduate School
      175 President Circle
      116 Allen Hall
      Mississippi State, MS 39762
  6. Payment of $60 non-refundable application processing fee for domestic students.
    Payment of $80 non-refundable application processing fee for international students.
  7. Once you are admitted, you will receive an email with complete instructions on registering for classes and contacting your advisor

Academic Advising

Returning students should receive detailed instructions prior to registration each semester. Students who do not receive this email prior to the pre-advising time period should contact their advisor. MENG students should be pre-registered for the next semester by the last day of the current semester.

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Tamra Swann

Engineering

  • MENG Advisor and Distance Education Coordinator

Contact Information

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Daphne Knox

Online Education

  • Coordinator
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Dr. Kari Reeves

Industrial Engineering

  • Associate Dean and Professor
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Tamra Swann

Engineering

  • MENG Advisor and Distance Education Coordinator