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M.S. in Engineering

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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Our M.S. in Engineering effectively prepares professionals to respond to the changing needs of engineers today. Our students complete higher level coursework in technical topics and develop and demonstrate applied skills in research, teaching, and communication - all of which leads to an advanced engineering degree. Our program provides you with the necessary knowledge, skill set, and training to be leaders in the engineering workforce.

Novel independent research, conducted under the supervision of a faculty mentor, is an option (thesis-track) and will culminate in publication(s) in peer-reviewed scientific journals, presentations at scientific conferences, a thesis, and the potential generation of intellectual property. 

You can choose between a thesis and coursework track. You may also work on a project, which can count 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)
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The M.S. in Engineering program has two tracks:

  • Thesis Track: The thesis option requires the completion of 30 semester hours, of which between six and nine 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
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 9 S.H.
MATH 01515 Engineering Applications of Analysis 3
----- Engineering Applications of Computers 3
----- Approved Business Course 3
Thesis Specialization Courses: 12 S.H. (Consult with academic advisor)
Non-Thesis Specialization Courses: 21 S.H. (Consult with academic advisor)
Thesis / Project Courses: 9 S.H.
ENGR 01599 Masters Research 9

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions 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 will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $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.)
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Career Outlook

When you complete your masters at Rowan, you are gaining hands-on experience from a nationally-recognized leader in engineering education. The college’s curriculum, faculty and students consistently receive international acclaim and our progressive programs provide you with the skills you need to move ahead in your engineering career.


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