Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Admissions & Cost
Admission into the Master of Engineering program is highly competitive. Approximately 50 new students are accepted into an annual cohort via rolling admissions, i.e. – applicants are screened and accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis as applications are received. The application process is not difficult, but it is recommended that applicants begin the process early on, since acquiring transcripts and the letter of recommendation frequently requires some lead time. The typical timeline is:
- September – Graduate School begins accepting applications
- September – February – Applications are screened, reviewed & accepted/rejected
- March – New cohort is finalized as candidates accept/decline offers into M.Eng. program
- May – New students enroll and begin their first course
All courses cost $750 per credit hour plus an estimated $50 in fees, or approximately $2,300 per course. Textbooks are an additional cost, but instructors have selected books that will be used in more than one course, creating a "library" of references for the future.
* Students in the M.Eng. program do not qualify for traditional financial aid, since students take only 3 credit hours per semester and are classified as part-time students. Financial assistance for course tuition and expenses is typically funded by employer sponsored tuition reimbursement programs, and it is the student’s responsibility to confirm eligibility with their employer before enrolling.
Admissions RequirementsThe minimum requirements for admissions to the program are:
- A bachelors degree from an accredited university
If you have a degree from a non-US university, please contact the Program Coordinator (Bill Ferrell at email@example.com) so we can verify that it is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in the US before you begin the application process.
- Relevant industry experience
A minimum of three years of relevant industry experience is required. The reason is our experience suggests that you receive maximum benefit from this program when you have an understanding of the “real world” which provides context for your education.
- A letter of recommendation
This should come from your supervisor or manager that indicates this program fits within your career objectives and that you have exhibited the skills, discipline, desire, and intelligence to succeed in the program.
- Sufficient mathematical background
Please contact the Program Coordinator (Bill Ferrell at firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
How to ApplyApplying to the program is very straightforward.
- Fill out on-line application by creating an account at "Getting Started" and then proceed to complete the application for "Online Graduate Degree Seeking Application."
- The final steps in the process are to pay the application fee, have your letter of recommendation as well as an official copy of your undergraduate transcripts sent to the university sent to Clemson as instructed in the application directions.
- One caution - When you are instructed to "Choose a major," please be sure to indicate 446, MEng and not 445 (445 is the code for on-campus IE programs).