The Master of Science Professional is a degree program that offers possibilities for a wide range of students. Students pursuing this degree do not complete a thesis and instead pursue coursework or project-based learning opportunities. Whether you're a working engineer or an undergraduate considering a career in industry, we have program options in five focus areas, including a flex option that allows you to combine courses across the spectrum to meet your needs:


All Master of Science Professional students must complete 30 graduate-level credit hours (10 courses) at the 5000 level or higher and obtain a minimum of a C (2.0) in each course.

  • At least 18 credits (6 courses) must be completed in the Department Mechanical Engineering
  • Up to 12 credit hours (4 courses) may be taken outside of the department.

Professional Development Program (PDP)

You must also complete a series of seminars/colloquiums to fulfill the Professional Development Program (PDP) requirement. MS Professional students must attend 15 seminars/colloquiums. More information on requirements and tracking PDP progress can be found in your individual D2L PDP account. These accounts will be available by the end of Summer 2017.

Students who have already completed at least one semester of MCEN 5027 Graduate Seminar will be credited 10 seminars for each completed semester.

Additional Information

  • You must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher in order to remain in good academic standing. 
  • For information on tuition, visit the Bursar's Office site, click on the tuition and fees PDFs listed under the graduate heading, and review the 'Engineering Professional' category.