Master’s Degree

Engineering Management (MSE)

Advance your career with a master's degree that incorporates both innovative engineering and business management; preparing you for any leadership role in the industry.

Program Overview

Take your career to the next level with a graduate degree that meets your needs. Here, you'll benefit from a supportive environment and a flexible curriculum, while working with industry-shaping faculty and professionals.

Program Options

You can earn a master's of science in engineering management with or without a thesis. The program is tailored to meet the needs for your career.

  • Thesis option: You will take 24 credits of classroom study and complete a 6-credit thesis. The classroom study includes core engineering courses as well as more specialized classes.
  • Non-thesis option: The 6-credit thesis is replaced with technical electives.

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You can build additional knowledge in a second area of engineering and advance your graduate-level work by pursuing a dual specialization degree. Dual specialization is available within all engineering tracks and is often paired with engineering management.

Blending theory and practice, this certificate program will enhance your knowledge of the land development process and what it takes to be successful in this competitive business.

You will acquire the fundamental skills you need to better understand the legal, social, and economic environment in which land development occurs, as well as network with other practitioners.

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Admissions Requirements

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor's of science degree in engineering from an EAC/ABET-accredited undergraduate program. Candidates who hold undergraduate degrees in closely related areas are also considered.
  • Candidates should hold a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.8 (based on a 4.0 system).
  • The GRE is required of all full-time applicants, except those in the 4+ 1 program, and although the GRE is optional for part-time students, it may be helpful in the evaluation of credentials. The Quantitative Score on the GRE should be in the top 40% as noted on the score results.


The School of Engineering graduate program reviews applications on a rolling admission basis, but suggests 4 weeks prior to the start of a semester as a tentative deadline for application, to allow for any follow-up or additional information.

Supplemental Materials

Various types of financial support are available to graduate students, like you, through university-based scholarship and graduate assistantship programs and the generosity of our university donors.

More about Graduate Admissions Financial Aid

Graduate Assistantships

You can participate in research projects or assist faculty in executing teaching assignments for a semester as part of a graduate assistantship.

Graduate students who accept the assistantship may not be employed elsewhere without prior consent of the advisor and director for graduate programs.

The assistantship generally requires 20 hours of service a week and the tuition reimbursement is considered taxable income in accordance with current Internal Revenue Service regulations.

Anniversary Scholarship

The Anniversary Scholarship was created during the school's 150th anniversary to celebrate the long history of excellence in engineering education at Widener by supporting merit-based graduate scholarships for thesis students. The fund began with contributions from faculty and staff, and has grown with contributions from alumni and university donors. It's not a traditional scholarship and will be awarded at the end of the year.

Program Highlights

Take your career to the next level with a graduate degree that meets your needs. Here, you'll benefit from a supportive environment and a flexible curriculum, while working with industry-shaping faculty and professionals.

Top 10

We're ranked among the 10 best colleges for engineering.

Advisory Board

Meet the industry leaders who provide assistance and direction to support the school in its future growth and development.

70% Funding

offered to eligible students to complete their bachelor's and master's in 5 years.

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Flexibility for Working Professionals

Graduate classes meet one night per week and are streamed over the Internet live and archived for later viewing. This gives you a direct connection to faculty, and allows you to stay up to date with coursework while traveling or when unexpected work conflicts arise.

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Faculty Research & Mentorship

Our faculty are invested in your success. You'll have the opportunity to work closely with renowned faculty in the classroom on contemporary issues and outside of the classroom on cutting-edge research projects.

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Advanced Technical Classes

The engineering management program allows you to complete advanced technical course work in areas that reflect your current specialization or where you'd like to focus it moving forward.

Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

Here, you'll continue to advance your engineering career.

Recent Employers & Industry Connections

  • The Boeing Company
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Naval Sea Systems Command
  • Sunoco
  • DuPont

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Director of business strategy 
  • Engineering/plant manager
  • Management consultant 
  • Senior engineer
  • Technology/operations director

Industry Growth

Employment of engineering managers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is average growth. The overall growth will be based on the specific industries.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Financial Aid

At Widener, opportunities for financial aid extend to graduate students. Discover how scholarships, assistantships, fellowships, and other sources of aid can make obtaining your degree possible.

Next steps to apply

We’re glad you made the decision to apply. All applications and supplemental materials are submitted through the online application system. There is a $35 application fee to apply to Widener.

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