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Master of Science in Systems Engineering

The Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE) is a 30-credit degree (usually 10 courses) offered through the A. James Clark School of Engineering’s Institute for System Research (ISR).

Overview of the program

Application process

Degree requirements

Core curriculum

Specialization and electives

Videos: MSSE students and faculty discuss the MSSE program

General videos from the Institute for Systems Research


Information for prospective, new and returning graduate students

Information about potential funding resources, academic information for graduate students, graduate student life, international graduate students, finding an advisor, guidance on developing a master’s thesis or scholarly paper, important graduation-related deadlines, post-graduate employment, systems engineering-related conferences, and other frequently asked questions. | Learn more |


John MacCarthy
Director, Systems Engineering Education Program
The Institute for Systems Research
2175 A.V. Williams Building
Phone: 301.405.4419

Information about the Director of the Systems Engineering Education Program