2020 Best Systems Engineering Master's Online Degrees

Updated March 9, 2020 | GTOS Staff
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This list highlights the 24 best value colleges offering online master's programs in systems engineering. George Mason University is ranked #1, offering a Master of Science in Systems Engineering for $20,910 per year. Graduates of the school reported a median salary of $145,000. University of Maryland - College Park ranks #2, with a median salary of $136,300 and an annual tuition rate of $19,080.

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2020 Online Colleges Offering Systems Engineering Degrees - Ranking Details

Online Master's in Systems Engineering Overview

In order to be admitted to an online systems engineering master's degree, an applicant must have a bachelor's degree in either engineering or another field that provides them with a solid background in math and science. Other common requirements include letters of recommendation, a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, a personal statement or essay, a resume, and GRE test scores.

Graduates of one these programs will be competitive in the job market, and may able to find work as systems engineers in plenty of different fields from aerospace to healthcare to government, where they will spend their days using their engineering knowledge to solve complicated problems at all levels of production. Tuition for a master's degree in systems engineering will vary depending on the school, and can fall anywhere from $13,500 to close to $30,000 a year.

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