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Engineering (M.S.)

The Master of Science in Engineering allows flexibility for general or specialized program construction according to the needs of the individual student in conformance with the requirements of the School of Engineering and the University of Dayton.

Program Details

The program of study leading to the Master of Science in Engineering must include a minimum of 33 semester hours of the following:

  • 15 semester hours in a major area
  • 15 semester hours of electives
  • 3 semester hours of research on an approved project


EGR 530. Appropriate Technology and Design II

An experiential, case-based course in appropriate technology and engineering design. Case studies focus on international standards and specifications for appropriate technologies; global protocols for needs assessment and engineering impact evaluation; and social science research methods for well being assessment. The course also includes an intensive ETHOS service-learning immersion experience focused on technical or engineering design work in a developing country.

EGR 590. Selected Readings

Directed readings on an interdisciplinary engineering topic approved by the student's academic adviser and the department chair. Possible topics include: Research ethics, engineering innovation, entrepreneurship or multidisciplinary design.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the engineering graduate program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  1. Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked "Issued to Student" and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  3. A personal statement or resume with preferred major area indicated.
  4. GRE scores are required.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited program in engineering, physics, chemistry, applied mathematics or other appropriate program of study. Applicants with a different undergraduate degree may be required to complete prerequisites. Applicants should have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Some programs require higher GPAs for admission. In some cases, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Additional requirements apply for international students.

Application Deadlines

Applications accepted on a rolling basis with the following approximate general deadlines:

  • Fall Term: June 15
  • Spring Term: November 15
  • Summer Term: March 15

Please contact your department chair for exact deadlines.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available; however, restrictions may apply to international students. Some of the graduate assistantships are at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and require citizenship or permanent residency. Please contact individual programs for details.


School of Engineering Associate Deans

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254