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MS Engineering Management

Applications for fall 2018 are now being accepted through March 1, 2018. The priority application deadline is February 1, 2018.

MS Engineering Management Application Details

  • Application Deadline
  • Prerequisites
  • Application Requirements
  • Program Costs

Applications are accepted from October 1 through March 1. All applications and supplemental items must be received by March 1.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and you are encouraged to submit your materials as soon as possible.

We accept applications for fall quarter admission only.


Prior to the program start date, an applicant must have completed a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association. The degree must be in a field of engineering, computer science, or an equivalent technical degree.


A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) is required. Exceptions may be made for applicants with more than 5 years of work experience, but in any case no less than a GPA of 2.5.

Meeting the minimum may not be sufficient to obtain admission. The program is competitive and most successful applicants will have a GPA above 3.0.

Work Experience:

Prior work experience, while desirable and taken into consideration for admissions decisions, is not required.

English Proficiency for International Students:

International applicants are required to submit scores from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) in order to apply. The exam must have been taken within the last two years and a minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL or 6.5 on the IELTS is required. Most successful applications will have qualification better than the minimum.

The application is completed and submitted via the Cal State Apply web site. A non-refundable fee of $55 (USD) is required.

On Cal State Apply you will submit each of the required items listed below:

Statement of purpose:

Summarize your career objectives, experience and reason for interest in this degree program


A resume including education, employment, extracurricular/community activities, publications, if any, and memberships

Letter of recommendation:

Three (3) confidential letters from a professor or manager/supervisor

Test scores:

Either GRE or GMAT score are accepted. International applicants must also provide either a TOEFL or IELTS score. Official score reports must be sent to institution code 4038.

Undergraduate transcript(s):

Copies of transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities are to be uploaded onto the application.

In addition, official transcripts need to be mailed to:

Cal Poly Admissions Office
1 Grand AVE
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0031

Cal Poly will accept transcripts received via Parchment. If your school is registered with Parchment, please select Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as your institution and your transcripts will be sent directly to us.

If your institution provides certified electronic transcripts through a provider other than Parchment, please have those transcripts sent directly from your institution to

Note: Official transcripts are not needed from students who received their undergraduate degree from Cal Poly and have not attended any other colleges or universities since their graduation from Cal Poly.

The table below outlines program costs for academic year 2018-2019, excluding books, room and board, and other personal expenses.  Fees are estimates and are subject to change.

Program Costs Breakdown


California Residents

Out-of-State U.S. Residents


Tuition & Registration Fees

$ 21,732

$ 45,492

$ 45,492

Professional Fees

$ 7,920

$ 7,920

$ 7,920

University Union Fee

$ 1,436

$ 1,436

$ 1,436

Health Services Fee

$ 630

$ 630

$ 630

Commencement Fee

$ 90

$ 90

$ 90

International Fee

$ 1,800

International Health Insurance

$ 2,273


$ 31,808

$ 55,568

$ 59,641

Admissions Deadlines

Application Period Opens

Oct 1, 2017

Priority Application Deadline

Feb 1, 2018

Final Application Deadline

Mar 1, 2018


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If you are ready to enhance your career by earning an advanced degree, you are encouraged to apply to Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business Graduate Programs.

Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance with completing your application. You may use the contact form above, or email us at

We hope you will be joining us on the beautiful California Central Coast soon!