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MS in Systems Engineering

htxtochihtxtochi Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
Hey CC,

I am looking into applying to an online MS in Systems Engineering program. My understanding, and why I would like to be in a Systems Engineering program is the ability to learn about building a system (whether in hardware or IT), and also getting a business background in what I am learning. I am looking into the University of Michigan and possibly Arizona State University.

Currently, I work for a tech start up and have a degree in MIS which I was able to take some computer science courses. I have also taken some computer science courses online. I wanted to know if anyone has any experience with applying to a masters program like this, and if they can help me understand what are some things I should know before getting myself into a program like this. To my understanding, I may have a chance, but since my degree is not in engineering my ability to get into a program may be limited. I would love any feedback I can get.

Replies to: MS in Systems Engineering

  • sciencenerdsciencenerd Registered User Posts: 1,730 Senior Member
    I'd look at what programs require as prereqs and what classes are required for the degree. I would like it varies widely by college/University.

    I don't believe you have to be an engineering major to apply for/get accepted to the programs.
  • htxtochihtxtochi Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Thanks sciencenerd! I am taking some advanced math classes right now to make sure I have a stronger background. I believe my programming experience would be useful in my application, but hopefully I can still get in. I appreciate your advice.
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