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The PMSEM program recently went through a programmatic review and reorganization.  We are not accepting new students into the program while PMSEM is under revision.  Please contact Lisa Brown, at for any questions.

Degrees and Certificates

  • Professional Master of Science and Engineering Management
  • Graduate Certificates in:
    • Science and Engineering Business Management
    • Science and Engineering Project Management


MSU's Professional Master of Science and Engineering Management (PMSEM) degree is a 30-credit interdisciplinary graduate program that helps working professionals bridge the gap between science and engineering and business management in the workplace. Students complete 15 credits of foundational coursework and an additional 15 credits based on their educational needs.

Graduate certificate options (12 credits each) are also available.

This program provides technical professionals with an alternative to the traditional research-oriented M.S. degree in the sciences or engineering or a strictly business-focused M.B.A. The degree may be completed in two years and is designed to accommodate the unique needs and schedules of working professionals.

At the core of the program are foundation courses in business and technical management that are relevant to today's business world and highly valued by industry. Students can choose elective coursework that is most relevant to their career goals.

Coursework and instructors come from MSU's renowned Colleges of Business, Engineering and Letters & Science. This program will prepare professionals for success at the management or executive level in the rapidly changing business environment of the 21st Century.


The Professional Master degree requires a minimum of 30 credits:

  • 15 credits foundational coursework
  • 15 credits track coursework


Each Graduate Certificate requires a minimum of 12 credits.


One of the following:

  • Two or more years of full-time employment in a science or engineering industry and a letter of recommendation from employer
  • Graduation Record Exam (GRE) for admission

Applicants with a degree in science or engineering are preferred. However, qualified applicants with a degree outside of science or engineering will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate students in civil or construction engineering who aspire to work at the management or executive level are encouraged to apply to the professional master's degree, Construction Engineering Management Track.

For More Information

Contact Lisa Brown, Program Manager, at or (406) 994-3062.

For more information about the Construction Engineering Management Track, contact:

Penny Knoll
MSU Civil Engineering
205 Cobleigh Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3900
Tel: (406) 994-6139
Fax: (406) 994-6105

PMSEM Recognizes Ralph Hutcheson

Thanks to the generosity of Ralph Hutcheson, a 1954 MSU mechanical engineering graduate, two PMSEM students were offered a Hutcheson Emerging Fellows Award for studies beginning in Fall 2013.

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