Application Information

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Steps to Apply


To have a complete application to start in Spring or Fall semesters, all materials must be received by these dates:


November 1 – All Programs


No Admission


April 1 – D.Eng.
July 1 – All Other Programs

  • You will receive an admissions decision quickly (about 2-4 weeks from submission of complete application) for Spring or Fall semester for all programs except the DEng.

  • DEng application reviews begin only after the application deadline for that term has passed.

Application Fee Waiver

If you attend an information session, or watch a recording of a previous one, and you meet the below criteria, you can receive a waiver of the normal application fee. Steps to receive the application fee waiver are discussed during the info session. Note that we cannot waive your fee until your application is submitted, with all required supplementary materials already received (i.e. fully complete except the payment).

Systems Engineering applicants meeting all the following criteria can receive a waiver of the normal application fee:

  • Applying to an online master’s program, on-campus master’s program, or on-campus PhD program
  • Have attended or viewed an SE information session 
  • Are not eligible for an application fee waiver through the Graduate School
  • Meet all minimum application requirements (i.e. 3.0 GPA, math prerequisites, etc.)

Systems Engineering at Colorado State University is about developing integrative solutions to the world's most complex problems.