Master of Engineering Administration (MEA)
Move forward with a Master's of Engineering Administration from Virginia Tech.
Our program is designed for highly motivated individuals seeking a competitive edge. Taught by renowned College of Engineering faculty members who provide students with individualized attention, our program benefits from its unparalleled access to top industry and business leaders in both private and public sectors. We take pride in our innovative curriculum, the strength of our alumni network and our excellent career placement.
This degree program is designed for individuals who are interested in leadership positions or career opportunities in the management of research, engineering, or technology development enterprises.
No thesis is required to earn your Master's in Engineering Administration.
ONLINE OR ON CAMPUS
The MEA is available anywhere, for part-time or full-time study. Students learning part-time can complete their degree in as little as two years.
Work while you earn your degree! Our program is designed for those who will continue to work full-time while earning their MEA.
Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech is consistently ranked in the top 10 graduate programs nationwide.
The Masters of Engineering Administration at Virginia Tech is designed for engineering professionalsseeking to advance to leadership positions within an engineering enterprise. Graduates learn how to apply engineering expertise in a business context to manage and lead an engineering enterprise toward innovative opportunities. Courses are offered in the late afternoon or evening to accommodate those working full-time. This program is a non-thesis, coursework-only degree, focused on applying management and executive expertise within an engineering enterprise.
Each applicant for the MS program should meet the following entrance requirements
Have a B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited institution.
Provide evidence of satisfactory educational achievement in at least one of the following forms:
A GPA of at least 3.00 as an undergraduate or an acceptable GPA in graduate courses.
International students must complete a test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) with an Internet-based test (iBT) score of 90 (with a score of 20 or greater in the Listening, Writing, Speaking, and Reading subsections) or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5. (https://www.ets.org/toefl/score-users/ibt/interpret-scores.html)
Have two letters of recommendation submitted by former professors or supervisors
Visit the bursar's website for more information on cost per credit hour.
|Core Required Courses (16 Credit Hours)
|All of the following course are required. These are all offered in the late afternoon or evening using the distance learning infrastructure for synchronous online course delivery.
|Electives (15 Credit Hours)
Any ISE graduate courses can be chosen to meet the 15-credit hour elective requirement. Not all current ISE courses may be feasible for students who are not located in Blacksburg, Virginia. The courses listed below are offered once per week in the late afternoon or evening, using the distance learning infrastructure for synchronous online course delivery.
In addition, the following courses may be taken to satisfy the elective requirement and are offered once per week in the late afternoon or evening, taught through the Pamplin College of Business (MGT) or the School of Public and International Affairs (PAPA) using the distance learning infrastructure for synchronous online course delivery.
For well qualified students in a College of Engineering bachelor’s degree program at Virginia Tech, the ISE department offers the opportunity to begin the MEA coursework in the final year of their bachelor’s studies.
Admissions Requirements for the Accelerated UG/G program in SYSE:
- Minimum 3.4 GPA in last 60 hours of bachelor’s coursework completed
- Statement of purpose, including career objectives
- 3 letters of reference
- Transcripts, including official transcripts of all non-VT coursework
Applicants must be in the last 12 months of their undergraduate degree and must be accepted into the program prior to the beginning of the semester in which they would enroll in courses to be used in the UG/G program.
Additional Program Requirements:
- A maximum of 9 hours may be double‐counted, none of which can include required undergraduate classes.
- No more than six credits double counted may be at the 4XXX level.
- Conjoint classes, to double count, must be taken at the 5XXX level.
- A grade of “B” or better must be earned in each course to be double counted.
- Courses must not be taken pass‐fail if a graded option is available.
Graduate Certificate in Technology Management
- ISE 5164 - Transfer and Application of Emerging Technology
- ISE 5174 - Engineering Program and Project Management
- ISE 5134 - Enterprise Information Systems
- ISE 5154 - Applied Human Factors Engineering