Graduation Admission 

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MAJOR: ENGINEERING
DEGREE: Master of Engineering (M.E.)
CONCENTRATIONS: Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering offers work leading to the Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree with two concentrations: Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering.

Admission Requirements:
For unconditional admission to the Master of Engineering degree program, the student must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science from an accredited program and must have the necessary prerequisite courses. If the evaluation of a student’s undergraduate degree program reveals prerequisite deficiencies, the student must eliminate them by satisfactorily completing each of the prerequisite courses prescribed before unconditional status is achieved. None of the courses used to eliminate undergraduate deficiencies may be used in the student’s program of study for the Master of Engineering degree.

For admission with unconditional classification, in addition to the above, the student must possess a grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.

For admission with conditional classification, in addition to the above, the student must have a GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 or a GPA between 2.50 and 2.74 and a passing score of 70 on the Fundamental of Engineering (FE) examination.

All students applying for admission must submit to the Graduate School a completed Graduate Application form and two copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended.

Application Deadlines
Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

For International Applicants:
In addition to the required documents for the degree program, international students must submit:

  • A completed application for Admission to Graduate School and a non-refundable $35.00 application fee

  • Official transcripts and authorized school records with a course-by-course listing of courses and grades received; such transcripts must have been evaluated by a foreign educational credential agency, at the student’s expense. Recommended agencies:

    • World Education Services: www.wes.org

    • Global Services Associates, Inc.: www.globaleval.org

    • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.: www.ece.org

  • A complete listing of acceptable agencies can be found on the NACES Website

  • Applicable test scores, such as GMAT, GRE, FE, MAT, etc.

  • Certificates of proficiency in English or a minimum score of:

  • TOEFL Scores: 525 (Paper Test); or 71 (Internet Based Test), or 6.0 (IELTS Score), or ELS Level 112 Certificate Completion

  • Copy of current, valid passport

  • Evidence of financial resources sufficient to provide tuition and fees for the academic year (minimum of $28,500 USD) and an affidavit of support

  • Certificate of Immunization verifying:

    • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) - 2 doses

    • Varicella/Chicken Pox - 2 doses

  • All international students applying for admission who have a student visa shall submit a certificate from a licensed physician or the qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes. Failure to submit such certificate shall result in denial of further enrollment or admission. In the event that the student either has tuberculosis or has potential tuberculosis requiring medical treatment, continued enrollment will be contingent upon the determination by a licensed physician that further enrollment does not present a risk to others and upon the student’s compliance with any prescribed medical treatment program.

  • After admission, copies of Visa, I-94, or Alien Registration card must be submitted to Mark Gunter, Director of International and Multicultural Affairs, before student may enroll

  • International students transferring from another school must complete and submit an International Student Transfer Form to their current school's international advisor before their I-20 record can be transferred

Test Codes for Tennessee State University
GMAT: 1803
GRE: 1803
MAT: 1753
TOEFL: 1803

M.E. Degree Requirements

1. admission of all degree seeking students to candidacy for the degree after the completion of nine (9) graduate credit hours in residence at the University;

2. a minimum of thirty-three (33) graduate semester hours of course work, including at least six (6) credit hours of mathematics, three (3) credit hours of laboratory based courses, three (3) credit hours of special problems in engineering applications (design project), and six (6) credit hours of electives with the consent of the advisor.

Substitution within the core courses may be permitted with the consent of the advisor and the department head.