Getting Started

Welcome to Systems Engineering at CSU!

Use the information on this page to learn more about each program we offer. 

Keep in mind that each program can be completed either online or on-campus. The application process, curriculum, and requirements are the same for either option. 

To apply to study online, you need to select the “distance” option during your application process.

Online Learning

For more information about how our degrees and certificate work online, please visit the CSU Online web pages below:

Application Checklists and Instructions

Ready to apply? 

Work through our application checklists to make sure you don’t miss anything.

Steps to Apply

  1. Download and read the complete application instructions, which details all requirements and admissions materials needed.
  2. When you are ready to apply, begin your Graduate School application.
  3. When asked for type of Program, choose “Certificate” and then choose “Systems Engineering Practice (Certificate)” from the drop-down menu.
  4. Submit all required supplemental materials by the deadline posted above. Refer to the application packet for where to send materials.
  5. Submit your finalized Graduate School application and pay the non-refundable application fee.
  6. Check the status of your application to ensure all materials are received by the deadline.

Upon receipt of all your application materials, your application is reviewed by the admissions committee. Once a decision has been made, it can take 4 weeks before you receive official notification from the Graduate School.

  1. Download and read the complete application instructions, which details all requirements and admissions materials needed.
  2. When you are ready to apply, begin your Graduate School application.
    • M.E. Select ‘Systems Engineering (M.E.)’ when choosing the program of study.
    • M.S. Select ‘Systems Engineering (M.S.)’ when choosing the program of study (note that M.S. Plan A students must secure a faculty advisor before the application will be considered; Plan B students do not need a faculty advisor).
  3. Submit all required supplemental materials by the deadline posted above. Refer to the application packet for where to send materials.
  4. Submit your finalized Graduate School application and pay the non-refundable application fee.
  5. Check the status of your application to ensure all materials are received by the deadline.

Upon receipt of all your application materials, your application is reviewed by the admissions committee. Once a decision has been made, it can take 4 weeks before you receive official notification from the Graduate School.

  1. Download and read the complete application instructions, which details all requirements and admissions materials needed.
  2. Secure a permanent faculty advisor. Please review the application packet for vital information on this process. You must have an advisor before your application will be considered.
  3. When you are ready to apply, begin your Graduate School application.
    • Select ‘Systems Engineering (Ph.D.)’ when choosing the program of study
  4. Submit all required supplemental materials by the deadline posted above. Refer to the application packet for where to send materials.
  5. Submit your finalized Graduate School application and pay the non-refundable application fee.
  6. Check the status of your application to ensure all materials are received by the deadline.

Upon receipt of all your application materials, your application is reviewed by the admissions committee. Once a decision has been made, it can take 4 weeks before you receive official notification from the Graduate School.

  1. Download and read the complete application instructions, which details all requirements and admissions materials needed.
  2. When you are ready to apply, begin your Graduate School application.
    • Select ‘Systems Engineering (D.E.)’ when choosing the program of study
  3. Submit all required supplemental materials by the deadline posted above. Refer to the application packet for where to send materials.
  4. Submit your finalized Graduate School application and pay the non-refundable application fee.
  5. Check the status of your application to ensure all materials are received by the deadline.

Your application is reviewed by the admissions committee after the application deadline has passed. Once a decision has been made, it can take 4 weeks before you receive official notification from the Graduate School.

Deadlines

To have a complete application, all materials must be received by these dates:

Spring:

November 1 – All Programs

Summer:

No Admission

Fall:

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