Download the complete Systems Engineering Application Information Packet prior to starting the application process. This packet provides detailed information regarding CSU's Systems Engineering graduate programs, minimum application qualifications, criteria for admission, and more.
Doctor of Engineering Requirements
- B.S. degree from a regionally accredited institution in engineering, mathematics, or a technical discipline with a GPA of 3.0 or greater*
- Basic Statistics
- Calculus I
- Minimum of 5-8 years of professional experience as, “Systems Engineer,” “Engineer,” Scientist,” or equivalent
- Sponsor within current company or practicum site who will collaborate with CSU during the practicum (one letter of recommendation must be from this person)**
- GRE test scores or waiver. Applicants who have earned a degree from a US institution qualify for a GRE score waiver. Please contact the department for waiver after your application is submitted and complete.
*If your B.S. is not in engineering, an M.E. or M.S. in engineering is strongly recommended.
**For more information about sponsorship, view the Industry/Organization Practicum Support Guidelines.
Note: meeting the minimum department standards does not ensure admission to the program. Admission to Colorado State University graduate programs is based on several factors, including prior academic and professional experience and the personal statement.
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