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Graduate Catalog 2002-2004

Program in Engineering Management
Admission Criteria | Degree Requirements

Area of Study and Degrees

Engineering Management


Master's Degree Plans


Program Director

John W. Priest
420 Woolf Hall, 817-272-3092

Graduate Advisor

G.T. Stevens Jr.
420 Woolf Hall, 817-272-3092

Graduate Faculty

The Graduate Faculty of the colleges of Business Administration and Engineering


Engineering Management is an interdisciplinary field that integrates engineering and business concepts. The curriculum prepares an experienced professional engineer or scientist for a leadership role in planning, developing and implementing a firm's technological capabilities.


Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree in science, mathematics, engineering or other appropriate field and have a minimum of three years full-time professional-level work experience, although five years experience is recommended.

Admission and Fellowship Criteria

Unconditional admission into the M.S. Engineering Management program is granted if all of the following conditions are met.

  1. A GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or prior graduate work
  2. A minimum score of 1000 on the GRE or 500 on the GMAT
  3. A minimum score of 550 on the handwritten TOEFL or 215 on the computer-based version if English is not the applicant's native language
  4. Adequate preparation in Math, Science, Engineering, or other appropriate field and three years of experience.
Probationary Admission

Prospective students who do not meet the conditions for unconditional admission are granted probationary admission if their GPA is 2.6 or greater. Students granted probationary admission must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 for the first 12 hours completed at UTA. Other conditions, such as deficiency courses, may be specified by the Graduate Advisor.


The admission decision is deferred if insufficient information is available.


Prospective students with a GPA below 2.6 may be denied admission at the discretion of the Graduate Advisor. The Graduate Advisor may grant probationary admission if other factors suggest a potential for success in the graduate program.


Fellowships may be available to persons meeting the following requirements:

  1. 3.0 GPA in last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
  2. 3.0 GPA in any graduate courses
  3. 6 hours of enrollment during the long semesters

Degree Requirements

The M.S. degree in Engineering Management requires 36 hours of coursework. The coursework is divided between the College of Business Administration and the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. The program includes such courses as:


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