To be qualified for the MSE-DS online program, applicants must meet one (1) of the following criteria:
If you have questions or concerns about your qualifications, you may reach out to our responsive admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply to the MSE-DS Online program, you’ll need to submit the following:
Submit a one- to two-page (maximum five) resume in English. We look at your resume to learn more about:
Write a 1,000–1,500 word essay that answers the following questions:
Please provide detailed and specific examples from academia, industry, or research when possible.
If you are a reapplicant, please address this additional required question (250 words):
Submit official letters of recommendation from individuals who know you well and have evaluated you in an academic or work setting. Letters must be submitted through the online system. Letters of recommendation should not be from colleagues and/or friends. Applications with two or more such letters will be rejected.
Letters of recommendation should be written according to the following guidelines:
For additional details, see our Letters of Recommendation FAQs.
If you are admitted to the program, you will need to provide official transcripts to verify the information provided in the unofficial documents.
The $90 nonrefundable application fee is due with your online application.
You don’t have to submit GRE scores, but your scores could have a favorable impact on your application. If you want us to take your scores into consideration, submit your official test scores by the application deadline. Your scores are valid for five years.
Submit your official scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if English is not your native language and you are an international applicant, a non-US citizen, or a non-US permanent resident. We do not accept the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in place of the TOEFL.
This requirement can be waived if the candidate has completed a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree where the medium of instruction at the institution is English. The degree must be completed before matriculation into the MSE-DS Online program. Applicants will have the opportunity to be waived from this requirement as part of the MSE-DS online application process.
We must receive your official TOEFL score directly from ETS by the application deadline.
Scores are valid for two years.
A minimum score of 100 is required.
We offer both fall and spring start dates. Applications for the fall term open at the start of December and are due in early May. For spring, the application opens in early June and is due in early October.
The MCIT | MSE-DS Online Dual Degree application timeline can be found here.
|Spring 2024||Fall 2024|
|Application Opens||June 1, 2023||January 3, 2024
|Early Admission Deadline||August 2, 2023||March 1, 2024|
|Early Decision Notification||September 15, 2023||April 19, 2024|
|Regular Admission Deadline||October 14, 2023||May 6, 2024|
|Early Decision Deposit Due||October 16, 2023||May 17, 2024|
|Regular Decision Notification||November 10, 2023||June 14, 2024|
|Regular Decision Deposit Due||December 1, 2023||July 12, 2024|
|Orientation Begins||December 4, 2023||July 2024|
|Classes Start||January 16, 2024||August 2024|
We base our decisions on our assessment of your ability to successfully complete the program and the compatibility of your interests with our program.
You will be notified of your admissions decision through the online application system. We cannot reveal a decision over the telephone, and we don’t reconsider applications. You can choose to re-apply if your experience changes.