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The Master of Science in Engineering Systems Management is an interdisciplinary, 30-credit-hour program that emphasizes the areas of management, industrial engineering, systems of systems and behavioral sciences.

Degree Plan

Master of Science in Engineering Systems Management — Degree Plan

Combined Degree Option

The Department also offers a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree that can be completed in just five years. Following an intensive course of study, undergraduate students begin graduate course work during their senior years and pursue a master’s degree in one year.

Career Options

Graduates of the Master of Science degree in Engineering Systems Management are well-prepared to pursue a variety of fields, with a degree that offers an effective blend of engineering, management and systems thinking. Students acquire engineering knowledge and leadership skills to effectively manage resources, technology and personnel. Graduates may complete either a master’s project or a thesis.  The program is designed to provide today’s professional with a rigorous intellectual experience that is committed to leadership and academic excellence.

Private and public sector career options include:

  • System analyst
  • Manufacturing, production and industrial engineer
  • Project or facility manager
  • Systems administrator
  • Ergonomics/human factors specialist
  • Research and development specialist
  • Systems engineer

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering or a closely related discipline. Applicants who earned a bachelor’s degree in a closely related discipline, such as physics or mathematics, may be admitted with the provision that they take prerequisite courses. The graduate program director will evaluate applicants from other disciplines on an individual basis.

Applicants must also have a:

  • Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (A = 4.00) for their bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum GRE quantitative score of 148.

For more requirements, visit the catalog here.

Financial Aid

St. Mary’s offers various scholarships, grants and assistantships to graduate students. Military, their dependents and Department of Defense employees may be eligible for a tuition discount. Please contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 210-436-3141 or for additional information or visit

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