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M.S. Mechanical Engineering

Program Overview

Georgia Southern’s Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) degree program provides focused and specialized educational opportunities beyond the BS degree. Students select coursework concentrations in Energy Science, Mechatronics, and General Mechanical Engineering, while conducting in-depth research. The MSME degree prepares engineers to accept greater project responsibility while advancing more quickly in their chosen careers.

Fast Facts

Degree: MSME
Format: In-person
Credit Hours: 30
Completion Time: 4 semesters (2 years)

Career Outlook

Pay: $102,050

Jobs: 299,200

Outlook: +7%

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual pay for mechanical engineers working in scientific research and development services is $102,050. There are approximately 299,200 jobs in the Mechanical Engineering field. Between 2020 and 2030 there is expected to be a 7% growth rate or 20,900 additional job opportunities.

Courses and Curriculum Information

Recommended Course Sequence

Graduate Degree Requirements (Catalog)

Admission Requirements

Please note: Achievement of the minimum admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies (COGS) does not guarantee admission to a graduate degree program. A student who is admitted to one graduate degree program is not guaranteed admission to any other graduate degree program at any time in the future.

Regular

  1. Completed requirements for the bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in the proposed or closely related field of study in Mechanical Engineering.
  2. A 2.75 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average or higher on courses in undergraduate work, or equivalent.
  3. International students must meet College of Graduate Studies English Proficiency requirements (6.0 IELTS or 80 on TOFEL).

Provisional

A student may be granted provisional admission based upon the recommendation of the Graduate Program Coordinator and Department Chair.

Admission Deadlines

FallSpringSummer
Priority DeadlineMarch 1*October 1*Does not Admit
Final DeadlineJuly 1*November 15*Does not Admit

*The application and all required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab for the program must be received by the deadline. If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.

For more information about admission to the graduate program, please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions. To apply now to the MSME program, click the button below.

Graduate Program Coordinator

If you have any questions about the graduate program, curriculum, or admissions, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator:

Dr. Shaowen Xu
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8046
Email: shaowenxu@georgiasouthern.edu
Phone: (912) 478-5006

Last updated: 8/4/2022