Credits required
45 or 18 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 45 or 18 quarter credits are equal to 30 or 12 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$619 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Engineering Management – Online

Admissions requirements

Qualifications for admissions are determined by both the OSU Graduate School and the program. Visit the OSU Graduate School website to review the minimum admissions requirements.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, physical sciences or technology
  • One year of full-time, continuous, paid work experience in engineering, or field that aligns with undergrad degree
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • GRE scores in the 75th percentile or greater if your bachelor’s degree is from a non-ABET accredited program
  • TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test or 80 on the internet-based test
  • Minimum of one undergraduate class in each of sophomore-level calculus or higher, or junior-level statistics or higher


  • Bachelor's degree in math or other science fields
  • An internship or volunteer work in an applicable field, or military experience
  • TOEFL requirement is waived if you received your bachelor’s degree from a university in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Nigeria or United Kingdom

When to apply

This program recommends having a complete application, including all supporting materials, on file no later than eight weeks prior to the start of an academic term.

Students are accepted four times a year (fall, winter, spring and summer). Visit the academic calendar for information on term length.

How to apply

Apply as a degree-seeking student through the OSU Graduate School’s online application form. The nonrefundable application fee is $85.

Application materials

1. Letters of reference: Provide the names and email addresses of three individuals who will supply professional letters of reference on your behalf. If you’re a recent college graduate, the program prefers that one letter should be from an academic source.

These individuals will be contacted directly by OSU’s College of Engineering with instructions for submitting their reference letters electronically. In compiling your professional references listing, consider:

  • Former professors or employers most familiar with your technical abilities.
  • We particularly value letters that assess an applicant's preparation and ability to complete a graduate degree.
  • If you have a master's degree, please include your major professor as a reference.

2. Undergraduate transcripts: For application purposes, you can submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions you previously attended. If you are accepted into the program, official transcripts are required.

3. Résumé

4. Statement of objectives

Where to send application materials

You may submit the OSU Graduate School application online electronically, uploading all documentation (scores, transcripts, etc.) as attachments. Or you may choose to mail your documentation and all materials to the Graduate School at Heckart Lodge, 2900 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR, 97331.

Apply to take courses as a nondegree-seeking student

If you don’t want to apply to the OSU Graduate School but would like to take individual classes that are part of the Master of Engineering curriculum, you may apply to OSU as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

Nondegree-seeking students who may later wish to apply to a graduate degree program should be aware that a maximum of 22 credits earned as a nondegree-seeking student may be transferred to a graduate degree program. As credits earned while enrolled as a nondegree graduate student will not necessarily apply to a graduate program, we recommend confirming with the Graduate School and the program director that credits you wish to transfer meet transfer credit requirements.

For additional details, please refer to the “Nondegree Status” section of admission to Oregon State University.


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