The next start date is: January 10, 2024

Apply by: December 1, 2023

There are two opportunities to begin the program each year. For our annual academic calendar and application deadline information, please contact an admissions counselor at

Admission Requirements

Ideal candidates for the online graduate programs in engineering offered by the University of Arizona will meet the following admissions standards:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in previous academic coursework
    • See below for details about GPA exceptions
  • Graduated from an accredited engineering bachelor’s program or earned a degree in a related discipline (e.g. math, physics)
    • Applicants to online graduate programs from the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering may be admitted with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in any discipline. Students who have not previously completed coursework in calculus, statistics, and strengths and materials may be required to complete prerequisite courses online. Please contact an admissions counselor for details.

To apply for any of the University of Arizona’s online programs in engineering, please follow the process below:

GPA Exceptions — Non-degree Status

If your undergraduate coursework does not meet the minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA requirement, please contact an admissions counselor to discuss your option to apply as a graduate non-degree seeking student to the Graduate College. Each department has a different policy related to admitting graduate non-degree seeking students into a degree program and will work with you directly to determine your graduate non-degree requirements. Typically, after completing at least six semester units of non-degree graded (A, B, C) 500-level or higher coursework with a minimum grade-point of 3.0/4.0, you may be eligible to apply to a degree program. This GPA will then be considered by the Graduate College to finalize an admissions decision.

Earn a Certificate on the Way to Your Master’s

University of Arizona students can earn a certificate en route to a master’s degree from the Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering in two ways:

  • Students can complete one of our SIE graduate certificates and then apply to a master’s program within SIE. If admitted, a portion of the SIE certificate course credits will transfer to the SIE master’s degree.
  • Students actively earning their master’s degree can stack one of our graduate certificates, completing both programs concurrently and sharing the required 12 graduate credits for the certificate.*

*The university will waive the application fee for an active, degree-seeking student applying to a second concurrent certificate program.