Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the program, applicants must possess (at the time of enrollment):

  • Educational Background: Bachelor of Science degree in an undergraduate engineering program or other technical fields from a regionally accredited institution. Qualified applicants without a baccalaureate degree in an engineering field may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. In such event, additional preparatory course work in engineering economics and writing should be anticipated.
  • Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.5 or higher overall grade point average (GPA) is required. Applicants with a GPA below 2.5 will not be admitted. The GRE exam is to be taken by all students and the applicant’s score in either the quantitative section or the verbal section must be above the 50th percentile. Applicants with a GPA greater than 3.0 should contact the academic lead for a possible waiver of the GRE.
  • Third Party Official Transcript Evaluation: This admission requirement applies to applicants whose undergraduate (or other) institution does not report course grades in a letter format corresponding to a four-point numerical scale equivalent to the grading system used at CSUN (i.e. A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, F = 0). Such individuals are required to submit the results of a third-party official transcript evaluation as the report of their official transcript. CSUN’s Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management Department only recognizes evaluations from organizations who are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES)—an association of private educational credential evaluation services committed to formulating and maintaining ethical standards in the field of foreign educational evaluation. Visit the NACES home page to obtain a listing of member evaluation services. An example of an acceptable service would be World Education Services’ (WES) ICAP report, which includes course-by-course evaluations.
  • The Department may request additional supporting materials to assess an applicant’s preparation and likelihood for academic success. The Admissions Committee reviews each application holistically and reserves the right to accept/reject applications to the M.S. Engineering Management program. Applications rulings rendered by the Admissions Committee are considered final.

Special Requirements

  1. This program is intended primarily for students holding a B.S. in Engineering or other technical field. Prospective students who work or have experience in technical environments and hold degrees in non-technical fields should contact the Department to discuss additional pre-requisite courses with a faculty advisor.
  2. No more than six (6) units of advisor-approved 400-level courses may be included in the graduate program of study.

English Proficiency Requirements

The English language tests and minimum scores listed in the table below are accepted by CSUN for graduate applicants for Master of Science in Engineering Management.

Test Name and Website Minimum Score Required for Graduate Students Send Score Directly To CSUN
TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language — Computer-based score: 213
— Internet Based score: 80
— Paper-based score: 550
Use CSUN School Code 4707.
IELTS - International English Language Test System 6.5 or higher
Have IELTS send a copy of your Test Report Form to CSUN.
PTE Academic - Pearson’s Test of English 58 or higher Online through your PTE Academic Account

Exception:  If a graduate applicant has earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a college or university in the U.S., the TOEFL or other English language proficiency exam is not required.

If a graduate applicant has earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a college or university outside the U.S. where English is the principal language of instruction, the TOEFL or other English language proficiency exam is not required. Please note:

  • CSUN interprets "where English is the principal language of instruction" to mean that a school is located in a country where English is the daily medium of communication for the majority of residents, and that students receive academic instruction in English at all levels of education.
  • Countries currently meeting the above requirement are: Australia, Belize, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, plus a few nations in the Commonwealth Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and Trinidad and Tobago).

Admission to the University

Students must submit an online application to the program and be admitted prior to taking the first class in the program. Students are required to provide official transcripts from the required institutions of higher education.