Welcome! We are excited to share the graduate study opportunities that our department offers. MSU is among the top 3 percent of colleges and universities in the nation for research expenditures, and has Carnegie classification for very high research activity.

To explore all graduate degrees offered at MSU, visit the Programs and Degree portal.

Degrees Offered

The Master of Engineering degree offers a shortened master's track for students concentrating in an area of study. Rather than completing a research thesis or professional paper, students in this program focus on completing 30 course credits, typically within 18 months. This program is well suited for students continuing directly from a bachelor's degree who want less focus on research, as well as practicing engineers seeking additional credits toward professional licensure.

See our industrial and management systems engineering graduate programs with a new focus on social justice.

MIE Graduate Manuals

The Mechanical Engineering (ME) Graduate Manual is available for viewing, printing and downloading:
ME Graduate Student Manual 

The Industrial and Management Systems Engineering (IMSE) Graduate Manual is available for viewing, printing and downloading: IMSE Graduate Student Manual 

Research Opportunities

See our department's research webpage to learn about our research focus areas, research facilities, faculty research interests, and new developments.

Funding Opportunities

Most of our incoming graduate students are funded with teaching assistantships for at least their first year. During that period, they connect with faculty and typically receive research assistantships for the remainder of their graduate studies.

MSU's Graduate School provides information about additional funding and fellowship opportunities at MSU.

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The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering requires the following for admission to its graduate programs:

  1. Official Transcripts. Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate program (based on A=4.0)
  2. Letters of recommendation (3)
  3. Statement of purpose
  4. English Proficiency scores for international Students

Priority deadline for domestic and international students wanting to be considered for funded assistantships:

  • Fall Semester: February 1
  • Spring Semester: September 15

Regular application for domestic applicants:

  • Fall Semester: July 1
  • Spring Semester: November 15

Regular application for international applicants

  • Fall Semester: May 1
  • Spring Semester: September 15

The Graduate School at MSU handles all graduate admissions. If you are ready to apply, visit the Graduate School's online application.