Master of Science in Engineering

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All classes are available online for a total distance education experience.

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With 8-week terms, you can focus on specific topics and complete the required 30 credit hours in a timely manner, typically 1.5 to 2 years.

On Budget

Out-of-state students receive the in-state rate.

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  Application Deadlines

First 8-week session Dec 15
Second 8-week session Feb 15
8-Week session Apr 30
First 8-week session Jul 15
Second 8-week session Sep 15


Late applications are accepted on a space available basis.


Tuition / credit hour $303.88
Fee / credit hour
Technology $50
Off-campus $30

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2023 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

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Learn it Today. Use it Tomorrow.

A Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) degree is a good fit for students who have already earned a bachelor of science in engineering or computer science and would like to take graduate-level courses in a variety of engineering topics. We will not limit you to just one area of engineering.

Our program incorporates classes from the traditional master of science degrees in Biological, Chemical, Civil, Computer Systems, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical, and Transportation Engineering, as well as Operations Management.


Did you know?

  • The M.S. in Engineering is ranked as one of the Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The M.S. in Engineering degree is a fully-accredited, distance-delivered program.
  • The University of Arkansas is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Graduate faculty from the College of Engineering teach the program.
  • The University of Arkansas College of Engineering has educated engineers for more than 100 years.
  • The College of Engineering is ranked among the top 100 public doctoral-granting institutions in the United States.

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Dr. Ed Pohl
Director of Distance Education
College of Engineering

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The U of A was an excellent opportunity for me. It’s online, it’s reputable, and it’s cost effective."

The flexibility is unparalleled, and the teachers truly love what they're doing."

While his daughter was earning her bachelor’s degree from the College of Engineering on campus, Jonesboro engineer Andrew Hill earned his master’s degree in engineering online. The knowledge he gained from the program helped him earn a promotion."

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