Please note: Full-time on-campus enrollment for the Systems Engineering program is not available. Part- or half-time enrollment (three to six credits per semester) is available.
To be considered for admission, applicants for Penn State Great Valley’s Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering program will need the following:
- A copy of your official transcript from all institutions attended. Penn State alumni do not need to provide transcripts. Applicants should hold either a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a tertiary (post-secondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.
- A grade point average of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) is recommended.
- A strong background in mathematics, typically found in an undergraduate program in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, or computer science, with at least two semesters of calculus. Students with other undergraduate majors with a solid understanding of mathematics may apply. The admissions committee will consider the academic background, as evidenced by the transcript, as part of the overall application.
- A copy of the applicant's current resume.
- A one-page written statement of intent to highlight one’s academic background, work experience, skills, strengths, academic interests, and professional goals.
- Contact information for one reference.
- A $65 application fee. The fee will be waived if the applicant attended an in-person admission event or a personal appointment with an Academic Program Manager.
The GMAT/GRE is not required for admission, but scores will be considered if submitted.