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.
Thesis Track: The thesis option requires the completion of 30 semester hours, 6-9 of which are in thesis research/engineering project.
Non-Thesis Track: The non-thesis option requires the completion of 30 semester hours of coursework.
If thesis track is selected, students must successfully complete and defend the Master's Thesis.
The following courses make up the Master of Science in Engineering program.
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.
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.
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.
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2019/2020 and is subject to change. Additional fees may be required for select programs.