MS Systems Engineering

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Program Overview

Offered on 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 a system lifecycle.

    Areas of Focus

    Students may choose from the following areas of focus to tailor their coursework. Required courses for each area can be found in the GW Bulletin.

    • Operations Research and Management Science: This focus area prepares students to apply quantitative, computational, and analytical methods to solve operational or strategic decision problems faced by managers. 
    • Systems Engineering and Modeling: This focus area equips students with the skills to design, integrate, and manage large-scale complex systems over their lifecycle, through practical applications of key systems engineering concepts and analytical tools.

    Online and On-Site Programs

    If you are seeking to complete this program online, please view the requirements and apply at the online Master of Science in Systems Engineering website.

    Program Requirements

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

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    Program Requirements

    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.

    Professional Outcomes

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