Master of Science in Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering

The M.S. in Engineering Program at Rowan University effectively prepares individuals to respond to the changing needs of engineers today. Students will complete higher level coursework in technical topics and will develop and demonstrate applied skills in research, teaching, and communication leading to an advanced engineering degree. Novel independent research conducted under the supervision of a faculty mentor is an option (thesis-track) and will culminate in publication(s)s in peer-reviewed scientific journals, presentations at scientific conferences, a thesis, and potentially the generation of intellectual property. This program provides students with the necessary knowledge, skill set, and training to be leaders in the engineering workforce.

Students can choose between a thesis track and a coursework track. Students may also work on a project, which may be counted toward a coursework track degree. Most full time students work on funded research projects, leading to a thesis. Most part time students select the coursework track. In order to be eligible for a Teaching or Research Assistantship, students must select the thesis track.


  • Biomedical Engineering (Non-Thesis only)
  • No Concentration (Thesis & Non-Thesis)


  • Thesis Track: The thesis option requires the completion of 30 semester hours, 6-9 of which are in thesis research/engineering project. If thesis track is selected, students must successfully complete and defend the Master's Thesis.
  • Non-Thesis Track: The non-thesis option requires the completion of 30 semester hours of coursework.


The following courses make up the Master of Science in Engineering program.

  • 10 Courses / 30 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: Yes
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Required Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
MATH 01515 Engineering Applications of Analysis 3
  Engineering Applications of Computers 3
  Approved Business Course 3
Required Thesis/Project Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
ENGR 01599 Masters Research 9
Total Program Semester Hours: 30

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning. A Bachelor's degree in a field such as math, engineering, or science is highly recommended.

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Optional Interview (If an interview is required, students will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee regarding the interview. The interview can be in person or via telephone.)


Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Master of Science in Engineering program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall September 1 July 1
Spring January 19 November 1
Summer May 18 April 1