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Master of Science in Engineering Management

The Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) is a 10-course professional degree program offered by the College of Engineering in collaboration with The Isenberg School of Management. As an academic partner of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM), the UMass Amherst MSEM is designed for the STEM professional to develop their project, people, and/or process leadership abilities through an engineering lens.

A Flexible Degree

  • Flexible format: fully online, fully on-campus, blended.
  • Flexible curriculum: wide selection of technical and management courses, independent studies and industry practicum opportunities to best match your career goals!
  • Flexible schedule: spring, summer, fall and winter course offerings.
  • Not ready to dive in? Start as a non-degree student with just one course, or with the stackable 3-course Graduate Certificate in Engineering Project Management and Leadership (PML)
  • For students interested in a field experience please consider our new certificate program, which will allow students to participate in internships or coops after just 1 semester on campus.

Life-Long Skills to Put your Career on the Fast-Track

The industry-driven curriculum equips students with:

  • Systems thinking and a broad perspective to develop innovative, robust solutions;
  • Analytics tools to support decision making and manage risk;
  • People, project, and budget management skills; and
  • The critical communication and leadership skills to deliver technologies from concept all the way to consumer hands.    

Our dedicated career services staff will help students every step of the way in preparing for various career paths and accessing job opportunities.
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“A particular focus of our program is equipping our students with the critical communications skills, emotional intelligence abilities, and ethical perspectives to effectively and equitably lead and innovate within emerging engineering and technological contexts.” — Woodrow W. Winchester, III, Inaugural MSEM Director

For full details, go to the MSEM Programs page.

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MSEM Testimonials

"The MSEM program has jump started my ability to target pockets of opportunity, small and large, in the last mile delivery field.." --Moriah Connoly"The MSEM degree was a good fit for me because it was an interdisciplinary and flexible program that would prepare me for a leadership role at any company. Paola Santiago"In just over a year the program has helped me go from entry level engineering to managing system installations in a production facility.” Nathan Young

Program Leadership and Selected Faculty

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Ana Muriel, PhD, Acting Director of Engineering Management
Faculty Advisor for all MSEM students.

Erin Baker, Associate Dean of College of Engineering, Professor and Director of Wind Energy Fellows, Faculty Director of The Energy Transition Initiative

Eric Crawley, Entrepreneur-in-residence

Anuj K. Pradhan, Assistant Professor

Shannon Roberts, Assistant Professor

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Bernd Schliemann, Senior Lecturer

Contact Information:

For more information on the UMass Amherst Master of Science in Engineering Management degree, contact Caanin Manson, 413-545-1537,