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Program Format

Accelerated Master of Science Degree Program

The program consists of twelve (36 credit hour) courses. Sessions will be nine weeks long. Classroom courses will meet every Saturday. Two classes will meet each session, from 8:30 am to 12:00pm and from 1:00pm to 4:30pm.

Session # Crses Credits Tentative Dates
Fall-1 2014 2 6 August 16, 2014 – October 11, 2014
Fall-2 2014 2 6 October 18, 2014 – December 20, 2014
Spring-1 2015 2 6 January 10, 2015 – March 7, 2015
Spring-2 2015 2 6 March 28, 2015 – May 25, 2015
Summer 2015 2 6 June 13, 2015 – August 15, 2015
Fall 2015 2 6 September 12, 2015 – November 7, 2015


EMSE 6001 The Management of Technical Organizations
EMSE 6005 Organizational Behavior for the EM
EMSE 6020 Decision Making with Uncertainty
EMSE 6035 Marketing of Technology
EMSE 6099 Problems in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
EMSE 6505 Knowledge Management I
EMSE 6801 Systems Engineering I
EMSE 6805 Systems Engineering II
EMSE 6810 Systems Analysis and Management
EMSE 6815 Requirements Engineering
EMSE 6820 Program and Project Management
EMSE 6825 Project Cost and Quality Management

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Degree Requirements

Students applying for the accelerated master's degree program must meet the entrance requirements of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). A bachelor's degree with a minimum grade average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the last two years of undergraduate study from a recognized institution is generally required.

Grades of C or better in two college calculus courses are prerequisite to all graduate programs in the EMSE Department. Applicants who do not meet this requirement must take the 3-credit hour course, EMSE 4197, Special Topics: Quantitative Methods in Engineering Management, during the first semester of graduate study at GW.