Master of Science in Engineering at Grand Valley

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.

Why Study Engineering at Grand Valley?

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.

Courses Offered

Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) program is a minimum of 33 credits. The program involves four course clusters of analysis, projects, and applications for the selected emphasis:

  • Chosen emphasis courses
  • Electives
  • Capstone experience
  • Professional practice

See the full course list.

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

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.

An M.S.E student works on a project in the Fred M. Keller building.


The Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) application deadlines are March 31 for the Fall semester and September 1 for the Winter semester. The $30 application fee is waived for undergraduate alumni of Grand Valley.

View the Admissions Requirements for Engineering


For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the costs portion of the GVSU Financial Aid website. For financial support, scholarship search, and filing for FAFSA, please visit the GVSU Financial Support website.

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.

Page last modified July 5, 2018