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Engineering Graduate Students in the Fred M. Keller Laboratories.

Engineering, M.S.E.

The Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) prepares students to innovate and design engineered systems to improve human life in a sustainable world. The M.S.E. program educates engineers to be able technical leaders in industry as well as to pursue higher education in their field of interest.

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Program Overview

The M.S.E. program focuses on engineering analysis, design, development, manufacturing, and production. Students network with established professionals, work on real-world projects, and have a variety of emphases to choose from, including:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Electrical and computer engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Manufacturing and design engineering

Graduate Badges

GVSU has two graduate-level badges to offer engineering students:

Electromagnetic Compatibility is a seven-credit badge, designing electronic products that can be successfully tested for EMC compliance.

Embedded Systems is an eight-credit badge, that integrates hardware and software to design microcontroller-based applications.

Application Information

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or non-engineering STEM fields with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submit a current resume, an essay, and three letters of recommendation. International students must provide GRE and English proficiency scores.
  • Please apply at:
  • Deadline for fall semester is March 31; winter deadline is September 1.

Why Study Engineering at Grand Valley?

  • Get personal attention through small classes and extensive hands-on and project-based learning supported by our student-focused, state-of-the-art teaching, laboratory, and project facilities.
  • The need for broadly educated engineering graduates is very high and expected to grow rapidly during the next decade. West Michigan is one of the fastest-growing technical, manufacturing, and industrial regions of the state.
  • Gain valuable experiential knowledge in parallel with academic learning while receiving financial support from the surrounding industries; opportunities for Industry Sponsored Graduate Fellowship and Internships are available.
  • Graduate assistantships are available.
  • Combined bachelor's/master's programs that allow high-achieving students to complete both the B.S.E. and the M.S.E. in as little as five calendar years.

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Location & Format

Classes for graduate students in this major meet downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

  • Face To Face


The program involves four course clusters of analysis, projects, and applications for the selected emphasis:

  • Emphasis courses
  • Electives
  • Capstone experience
  • Professional practice

Admission Requirements

For general requirements for graduate admission, visit Grand Valley State University’s admission section of the online catalog.

Admission into the engineering program has additional requirements, which are available on this page.

If you have additional questions, please contact our graduate admissions office.

For More Information

School of Engineering

136 Kennedy Hall
[email protected]
(616) 331-6750

Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Office

Program Director

Samhita Rhodes, Ph.D. 
(616) 331-6267