The Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE) is a research-oriented degree offered through ISR that requires completion of 30 credits (usually 10 courses). The curriculum consists of five core courses that focus on systems engineering processes and methods. Students also select specialty engineering areas and take at least three elective courses.
In addition, the student completes a master’s thesis that reflects their systems engineering-related research. The student works under the guidance of a faculty advisor on a topic of mutual interest.
Full-time students enrolled in this program are eligible for Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs), MSSE-specific internships, and possibly Teaching Assistantships (TA). This degree program is particularly well-suited to students who are interested in research and who may be considering the possibility of pursuing a Ph.D. in an engineering-related field. In-state tuition rates for the MSSE program are lower than those for the MEngSE program, which is attractive for Maryland residents.
Learn more about the MSSE degree, its requirements, its options, and how to apply