The Master of Science in Engineering (MS ENGE) is designed to advance the knowledge of students in areas differing from those in which they received their bachelor’s degree. The program is particularly intended for students with bachelor’s degrees in the natural sciences, mathematics, computer science or engineering who are making a change of discipline or wanting to develop expertise in an engineering area, often one that is of emerging importance or interdisciplinary in nature. The program combines a solid background in an area of engineering with a distinctly personal specialization. It enables the student to focus on a particular area of engineering, while providing breadth through its flexible minor or technical elective requirement addressing the student’s specific interests. A master’s in engineering with a concentration in management (CM) is also offered (see below). These engineering and management courses are focused on developing core knowledge and competencies in innovation and entrepreneurship, and providing concrete tools to successfully translate ideas and initiative into marketplace success.

Concentration in Management

The degree of Master of Science in Engineering allows students to pursue a concentration in management (MS ENGE (CM)). This is an engineering degree with both engineering and management focuses. The concentration in management is designed to meet the increasing needs of students to enhance their career opportunities as managers or as entrepreneurs by supplementing advanced engineering knowledge with a fundamental understanding of business principles within the context of technology enterprises. Drawing upon the strengths of both the Ritchie School and the Daniels College of Business, the program provides the relevant content for graduates to lead technology enterprises. Candidates for the degree of master of science with a concentration in management will be on non-thesis track only.


Total Credit Hours

Every candidate for the MS degree must complete 45 quarter hours of credit, at least 36 of which must be completed at the University of Denver.

Program Structure

For curriculum & course requirements please visit the Graduate Bulletin


Following are the simple steps to apply for the master’s programs in Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Denver. If you have any questions about the process, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies.

View Admissions Requirements

 Admissions Test Scores:

Requirements for the GRE are specific to the department and/or degree.

MME: Verbal - 140; Quantitative - 154; Analytical - None

ECE: Verbal - 145; Quantitative - 154; Analytical - 3.0

CS MS: Verbal - None; Quantitative - 152; Analytical - 2.0

CS PhD: Verbal - 146; Quantitative - 156; Analytical - 3.5

A TOEFL or IELTS score is required of all graduate student applicants whose native language is not English, regardless of citizenship status.

TOEFL - 550 (80 internet-based)

IELTS - 6.0

Graduate Assistantships

Receive financial assistance while you pursue a master's or doctoral degree by applying for a graduate teaching assistantship (GTA) or graduate research assistantship (GRA) position.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

  • GTAs are awarded by the Department.
  • GTA applications are sent out with acceptance letters.
  • Submit the GTA application as soon as possible to be considered for a GTA position in the following academic year.
  • Specific information about application requirements can be found on our Graduate main page under "Financial Support."
  • International GTA applicants must demonstrate fluency in spoken English by scoring a minimum of 26 on the TOEFL (iBT) exam speaking section, an IELTS score of 8 on the speaking section, or a minimum of 50 on the Test of Spoken English (TSE). The speaking section of the iBT has replaced the TSE exam in most countries.
  • International students should expect to be self-financed for at least their first year of attendance. GTA positions are not normally granted to first-year international graduate students. However, over 75% of our graduate students receive financial support.

Graduate Research Assistantships

  • GRAs are awarded by individual faculty based on their available funding.
  • To find out more about our individual faculty members and their research areas please visit the Ritchie School Active Grants list.
  • Contact the faculty member you are interested in working with, directly, either by phone or by email.
  • Students must show the faculty a competency in research and an interest in a particular research area in order to be considered for assistantships.