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Admission Requirements for Systems Engineering at LMU

Accelerate your career with a master's degree in Systems Engineering. Learn more about admissions requirements for each of our three programs:

  • MS in Systems Engineering, for engineering professionals to advance their career
  • 4+1 MS in Systems Engineering, for current LMU undergraduate students earning their bachelor's degree, who wish to earn a master's degree one year later
  • MS / MBA Dual Degree: MS in Systems Engineering, Masters of Business Administration, for engineering professionals looking to take their company and leadership skills to the next level
  • Systems Engineering Certificate Program, for engineering professionals looking to deepen their technical knowledge without a full master's program commitment

Master of Science in Systems Engineering

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • A completed Online Application and $50 Nonrefundable Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts (one copy) of all colleges and universities attended
  • Resume showing two years of related work experience (recommended)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement (1-2 pages) that explains how the Systems Engineering Master’s Program fits into your career development.

Promising applicants who do not satisfy these requirements may still be considered for admission. If admitted, a candidate must demonstrate satisfactory performance during the first year of the program.

4+1 MS in Systems Engineering

Current LMU undergraduates earning their bachelor's degree can earn a master's in systems engineering in one year through the 4+1 program. Admission requirements:

  • Senior standing in fall semester
  • A completed Online Application
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 recommended. Lower GPA will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • A personal statement (1-2 pages) that explains how the Systems Engineering Master’s Program fits into your career development.
  • Two letters of recommendation

MS / MBA Dual Degree: MS in Systems Engineering, Masters of Business Administration 

Applicants for the MS in Systems Engineering /MBA Dual Degree program will submit the standard application for the MS in Systems Engineering program. Admission requirements can be found above. After receiving acceptance and completing the first year of their engineering degree, students are granted admission to the dual degree program and may begin enrolling in MBA courses provided they are in good academic standing (minimum GPA 3.0) and receive approval from their respective program director.  

If you are a current LMU engineering graduate student in one of the programs listed above, please contact Katie Lorick, associate director of MBA/M.S. programs in the College of Business Administration, to discuss enrolling in the dual degree program. 

Systems Engineering Certificate Programs

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • A completed Online Application and $50 Nonrefundable Application Fee
  • Transcript documenting B.S. in engineering or B.A. in Program Management or equivalent degree (GPA of 3.0 or better) from an accredited university program.
  • A personal statement discussing how the graduate program fits the applicant's career goals.

Application Deadline

Applicants for all three Systems Engineering programs can be admitted any time during the academic year. Applicants can enter the program in the fall or spring semesters or during summer sessions.

For specific deadlines, please refer to the Graduate Admission Submission Deadlines.

Alumna Candace Givens
Candace Givens, LMU MSSE Alumna

"LMU is widely recognized and respected, not only for educational excellence, but also for a very real sense of community and hands-on partnership. At LMU I made friendships that will last a lifetime and found mentors that have impacted me throughout my career."