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Master of Engineering and Management

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I join the program in the fall, winter, or spring semester?

No, the program always starts in the summer and runs for 12 months.

Can I do the program part time?

No, this program is only available in a full time, lock step curriculum on campus.

Who is MEM for?

Engineers that are in their junior year of undergraduate study, or have graduated 5 years ago or fewer.

Application deadline for 2018

November 15, 2017--Application Deadline for Round 1

January 22, 2018--Application Deadline for Round 2

March 15, 2018--Application Deadline for Round 3 *space permitting

International applicants are encouraged to apply for the Round 1 application deadline in order to allow sufficient time for processing the necessary paperwork. No international applications will be considered after the Round 2 deadline in January. 

What is the early-entry track?

Our early-entry track is an option for undergraduate students with junior standing looking to matriculate into the MEM program. Students have the option to begin the program during the summer before their senior year and then resume their undergraduate curriculum in the fall. Once the students graduate with their undergraduate degree, they can then resume their MEM studies the following fall semester since their summer semester courses will have been completed already. 

How much do electives cost?

A student can enroll in electives in the fall and spring and at no extra cost as long as the total number of credits does not exceed 18 total credits for the semester.

Do I need an original transcript to apply for the program?

We do require an original transcript once you've been accepted and choose to enroll in our program. But for application purposes, a copy of your transcript can be attached in order to be considered for acceptance.

Is everyone eligible for scholarship?

All applicants are considered for merit- based scholarships.

How long has the program been around?

The first MEM class graduated in 2003. TiME (The Institute for Management and Engineering-a joint program between the Case School of Engineering and Weatherhead School of Management) was one of the first to offer an MEM program. It was established at CWRU in 2000 with a US $4.2 million endowment from the Timken Foundation and continues to evolve to meet the needs of students and industry.

Are students admitted on a rolling basis or in batch?

In batch. We have three application deadlines for students to be considered for admission.

What days of the week are classes held?

Classes are held three days a week (typically Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). This allows two days of the week (typically Thursday and Friday) for students to work at their internship. 

Do I have to be an engineer to pursue this degree?

Yes, you must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, but it can be in any concentration of engineering.

How much does this program cost?

Tuition per semester is currently $22,080.00 and the program is 3 semesters total. For further information on financing options, please contact Financial Aid 

Do I need experience to pursue this degree?

No, we look for early career engineers with zero to five years of work experience.

How do I register for classes?

Once you are enrolled, you log in to SIS to schedule classes. Ramona David, Admissions Manager, will email you the schedule of classes once you are enrolled.

How do I start the process of obtaining my I-20 paperwork?

We work closely with the International Student Service Office who will be in contact with you after you confirm enrollment about the necessary documents you need to provide. Find more information on the International Student Services site. 

Is the GRE required for all applicants?

Depending on your GPA, if you are a domestic student, you may be considered for a waiver. Contact our office for details.

When can I apply and how quickly do I get a decision?

Apply early for maximum merit-based scholarship awards. Your admission decision will be sent electronically within 30 days of the application deadline you submitted for.