University of South Florida

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Science in Engineering Management
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The MSEM program at the University of South Florida is an online multidisciplinary graduate degree directed towards engineers who want to advance into management and executive roles. Faculty with ample industry experience facilitate courses in areas such as technical management, process optimization, quality and continuous improvement, safety, entrepreneurship, and engineering analytics. The MSEM program at USF prepares today’s engineers to become tomorrow’s managers, leaders and entrepreneurs.

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 1
Concentrations offered
Engineering Management

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 29


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 12 full-time; 7 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 43% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 9
Average experience teaching online courses 9 years
National Academy of Engineering members 0%
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 65 full-time; 34 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 24
Maximum class size 65

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 1.5 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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