Master of Science in Systems Engineering

Professor working with student on systems engineering research

Program Overview

Offered through the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at GW's main campus in Washington, DC, the Master of Science in Systems Engineering provides broad knowledge of the "systems approach" for designing and managing large-scale engineering systems throughout the lifecycle.

Students may choose from the following areas of focus to tailor their coursework:

  • Operations research and management science
  • Systems engineering and integration

Off-Campus & Online Programs

If you are seeking to complete this program online or at one of GW's satellite campuses in Virginia, please view the requirements and apply at at EMSE Off-Campus Programs.

Program Requirements

  • Credit hours: 36
  • Number of courses: 12
  • Duration: Two years (full-time) or three years (part-time)

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Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in any field.
  • Grade of B- or higher achieved in Single-Variable Calculus coursework or its equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent achieved on the final 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework.
  • Successful submission of online application form, exam scores and other documents as outlined in the admissions requirements.