Degrees and Certificates
- Professional Master of Science and Engineering Management
- Graduate Certificates in:
- Science and Engineering Business Management
- Science and Engineering Project Management
MSUís 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 todayís 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 MSUís 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.
Tuition and Fees
- Tuition: $266.50 per credit
- Program Fee: $258.50 per credit
- Distance Learning Fee: $40 per credit
- Computer Fee: $3.35 per credit
- Registration Fee: $30 per semester registered
Hutcheson Emerging Fellows Awards will offer $50,000 to two (2) students with bachelor's degrees in either physics or electrical and computer engineering.
Professional Master Curriculum
15 credits; online
- Leading and Managing the Human and Financial Enterprise (9 credits)
- Leading the Technical Enterprise
These online courses include a series of modules showcasing relationships across functional areas of an organization.
Topics may include:
- leadership and team dynamics
- budgets and managerial accounting
- technical and marketing challenges
- product development
- strategy and business models
- survey of manufacturing processes and controls
- management and leadership
- and more
All coursework is designed to be relevant for professionals in a science, engineering or technical setting
Construction Engineering Management Track
Students will take 15 credits in topics such as quality management, construction industry law, productivity and more. These courses can be taken fully online.
This track leverages the foundation course topics and further develops the civil or construction engineerís technical knowledge base. The trackís four core courses focus on specific needs of the construction industry and the executiveís role for addressing those needs inside a successful construction company. In addition to the core, an elective is selected by the student based on his or her professional interest to complete the degree requirements.
- Construction Productivity (3 credits)
Learn to increase productivity in staff through leadership, motivation and support.
- Quality Management and Risk Management in
Construction (3 credits)
Analyze quality assurance and quality control concepts, including statistical analysis. Use risk analysis to minimize liability and project costs.
- Advanced Construction Management (3 credits)
Master quality improvement techniques, including Total Quality Management as well as advanced leadership and management.
- Law of the Construction Industry (3 credits)
Examine the history, economics, politics, science and engineering, and fairness of laws that apply to the industry.
- Elective (3 credits)
- Independent Study, or
- Career Internship, or
- A relevant course (from MSU or Montana Tech of the University of Montana), such as:
- Pollution Prevention
- Hazardous Waste Engineering
- Systems Safety and Management
- Information Technology for Managers
- Managerial Communication for Project
Individually Designed Track
Students will work with their advisor to select elective courses from their field, such as biology, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, engineering, mathematics, physics, statistics or others deemed relevant. Online courses may be available; depending on the studentís individualized plan, on-campus coursework may be required.
- Bachelorís degree in a science or engineering field
- Completion of MSU Graduate School criteria
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.
- Contact Lisa Brown, the PMSEM program manager, at 406-994-3062 or firstname.lastname@example.org, well in advance of the deadlines below, to make sure that you understand all requirements.
- official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
- a one-page narrative outlining your goals and interests in obtaining a Professional Master of Science and Engineering Management degree
- Optional: To be considered for the Hutcheson Emerging Fellows Award, also include in the narrative why you want to be considered for the award and how you will utilize it.
- official GRE scores (GREís may be waived with 2 or more years of related professional work experience. In this case, at least 1 letter of recommendation must be from an employer.)
- three letters of recommendation in sealed and signed envelopes
- TOEFL scores (required only for international students whose native language is not English) Minimum scores and more information
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PMSEM Program Manager
Montana State University
P.O. Box 172200
Bozeman, MT 59717-2200
On the online application, for the educational goal, please scroll down the dropbox to the very bottom Interdisciplinary Section. Select Professional Master of Science and Engineering Management.
- July 15 for fall
- November 15 for spring
- April 15 for summer
Note: All your application materials must be received by March 15 to be considered for the Hutcheson Emerging Fellows Award.
For More Information
Contact Lisa Brown, Program Manager, at email@example.com or (406) 994-3062.
For more information about the Construction Engineering Management Track, contact:
MSU Civil Engineering
205 Cobleigh Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3900
Tel: (406) 994-6139
Fax: (406) 994-6105