Master of Science in Engineering Management

Program Overview

Offered on GW's main campus in Washington, D.C. the Master of Science in Engineering Management is designed to prepare the next generation of technical managers seeking a broad education that provides the skills and expertise to keep technical organizations operating efficiently and ahead of their competitors. 

Students may choose from four areas of focus to tailor their coursework. Required courses for each area can be found in the GW Bulletin.

  • Crisis, Emergency, and Risk Management: This focus area prepares graduates for careers in emergency management, business continuity, and safety and security, with specific expertise in managing risk for both an organization itself and its mission related to crises, emergencies and disasters; the curriculum emphasizes exposure to top practitioners and experts in the field.
  • Economics, Finance, and Cost Engineering: This focus area equips students with the skillset to maximize efficiencies from both an engineering lens and a business perspective, through exposure to economic, finance and cost concepts and their applications to products and services. 
  • Engineering and Technology Management: This focus area equips students with the specialized business skills, frameworks, and technical acuity necessary to successfully manage modern technical organizations, creating engineers who are not only technically solid but also business and policy savvy. 
  • Environmental and Energy Management: This focus area, designed specifically for professionals in the rapidly expanding environmental and energy sectors, combines academic study and first-hand practical experience with direct exposure to decision-makers and top players in the environmental and energy management field.

On-Campus and Online Options

The M.S. in Engineering Management is also available entirely online. If you are seeking to complete this program online, please view the requirements and apply at the online Master of Science in Engineering Management website.

Program Requirements

  • Credit hours: 36
  • Thesis options: Thesis and non-thesis options available. Thesis students reserve 6 credit hours for research, while non-thesis students take additional coursework to fulfill remaining credit hours.
  • Duration: Two years (full-time) or three years (part-time)

Program Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, physical sciences or mathematics.
  • Grade of B- or higher achieved in a Single-Variable Calculus course or its equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) achieved on the final 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework.
  • Successful submission of online application form, exam scores and other documents as outlined in the admissions requirements.

Professional Outcomes

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