Grand Valley State University's Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) is offered through the university's School of Engineering in the Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing The M.S.E program  is a design oriented program and is closely integrated with local West Michigan businesses, taught in outstanding state-of-the-art facilities.

While research is a key component to the graduate students' education at GVSU, emphasis is also placed on practical experience directly related to current engineering trends. Engineering knowledge and skills are strengthened by courses and projects that apply advanced engineering methods to solve practical problems.

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Integrated. Grand Valley's engineering program is closely integrated with local West Michigan businesses. This has led to the unique partnership of the Industry-sponsored Graduate Fellowship program.

Focus Areas. The GVSU graduate engineering structure is unique in its design. The curriculum consists of three "focus areas": Professional Practice, Emphasis Core and Elective Courses, and culminates with a senior project.

Faculty. The faculty of the engineering school have a diverse background in research including alternative energy, biomedical, transportation, product and process development, integrated circuits, power systems, and nano technology.

Possible Careers

Students pursue the M.S.E. in any one of the following areas of study:

Each student, working with a faculty advisor, develops a program of study to fit individual interests and needs.


The Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived for undergraduate alumni of Grand Valley.

Courses Offered

Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) program is a minimum of 33 credits.

See the full course list.

Grand Valley also offers a Combined Bachelor/Master Engineering Degree (B.S.E., M.S.E.)


Grand Valley offers an excellent education at a reasonable cost.

Note: Grand Valley does not charge a higher tuition rate based on residency. Tuition is based on the program in which you chose to enroll. Visit the financial aid office webpage for tuition and fees

Page last modified June 7, 2017