Master of Science in Management Science

Ready to transition to a leadership or management position? Our program will enhance your technical expertise while developing your management skills.

You don't have to interrupt your career to earn a master's degree in management science. Most courses are offered in a time-honored classroom setting, three semesters per year, at times compatible with the typical workday, i.e., at lunch time or in the late afternoon or evening. These classes generally are 1 hour, 15 minutes long and meet twice a week.

Plus, most of our live traditional classes are simultaneously broadcast over the internet via web conferencing. This enables students who might be unable to attend classes on campus to nonetheless participate in real time via audio, video and chat. And all simulcast courses are also recorded, enabling both on-campus and Internet-based students the ability to playback classroom sessions at their convenience.

Our flexible offering enables you to continue to move ahead professionally and complete your degree in two years.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

College graduates in all fields of study — engineering, engineering technology, physical sciences, business, and even business or the liberal arts — are invited to apply to the Management Science program. Applicants whose background does not include academic preparation in mathematics similar to that of an undergraduate engineer (most notably including at least three semesters of calculus) may be required to complete undergraduate prerequisites. Applicants should have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. In some cases, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 — especially those with significant work experience — may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Additional requirements apply for international students.

To apply for admission, click on the "Apply Now" link. Along with the application, Management Science applicants should submit the following additional information:

  • Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. (Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked "Issued to Student" and unofficial copies are not acceptable.)
  • A personal statement that outlines your experience in the engineering field — academically and professionally — and also describes what you hope to learn in our program and how it will be important for your career and your current/potential employers.

Please note, while the Department of Engineering Management, Systems and Technology does not require you to provide results from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or letters of recommendation, you are welcome to submit such information in support of your application. A current résumé is often helpful as well . . . but also not required.


Application Deadlines

Applications accepted on a rolling basis with the following approximate general deadlines:

  • Fall Term: June 15th
  • Spring Term: November 15th
  • Summer Term: March 15th

Please contact your department chair to follow up on exact deadlines.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available; however, restrictions may apply to international students. Some of the graduate assistantships are at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and require citizenship or permanent residency. Please contact individual programs for details.

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