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Online Master of Engineering Management (MEM)
The Skills You Need to Lead Technical Teams

Online Master of Engineering Management (MEM)

5
Semesters
$737
Ohio Resident, Cost Per Credit
34
Credit Hours
Exam-Free
Curriculum

Advance Your Career with High-Level Engineering and Leadership Skills

The online Master of Engineering Management (MEM) at Ohio University combines advanced engineering skills with graduate-level coursework in management and leadership. This dual focus is ideal for engineers who are preparing to move from technical roles into high-impact leadership positions. Offered fully online, the MEM program is designed with work-life balance in mind. We understand that engineers learn best by doing, and we seek to equip you with skills you can apply in your current job even as you prepare for the next step in your career.

Program Benefits

  • Flexible Curriculum
  • Geared Career Advancement
  • No GRE for Qualified Applicants
  • Certificate Possibilities – Six Sigma and More
  • Exam-Free, Hands-On Courses

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Take Your Next Step in Engineering Management

With your Master's in Engineering Management, you will be well-prepared to lead technical teams, projects, and organizations as you grow your career. Master's-level engineering managers can earn median salaries as high as $150,0001 with significant growth and advancement opportunities. You'll learn skills you can immediately apply to gain influence and effectiveness in your current role, plus the credentials you need to move into leadership positions.

Career Outlook

Top Careers for MEM Graduates

  • Engineering Manager

    $152,350

    per year1

  • Training and Development Manager

    $120,130 

    per year2

  • Industrial Production Manager

    $103,150 

    per year3

  • Computer Systems Analyst

    $99,270 

    per year4

Graduate-Level Coursework in Engineering and Leadership

10 Total Courses | 34 Total Credits

The online Master of Engineering Management curriculum includes four required foundations courses, three required core courses, two electives, and a capstone experience. Through this curriculum, you will gain both advanced engineering skills and graduate-level management and leadership training — all the skills you need to lead technical teams and organizations. Our courses are exam free, ensuring you spend your time focused on hands-on learning and collaborating. 

Course Highlights:

  • EMGT 6200 Information Systems Engineering
  • EMGT 6220 Data Acquisition and Predictive Analytics
  • EMGT 6300 Project Management
  • EMGT 6700 Engineering Leadership

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Online Master of Engineering Management Admission Requirements

Up to 9 Transfer Credits Accepted | No GRE Requirement for Qualified Applicants

The application process for the online Master of Engineering Management is built with busy working professionals in mind. We have streamlined requirements and a simple online application process. Take the next step in your engineering career. Apply today.

Key Admissions Dates

Summer 2024:

  • Application Deadline: 04/15
  • Classes Begin: 05/13
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Application Fee$50 Application Fee
Required Documents
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited program
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
  • Professional letter of recommendation from an immediate supervisor
  • Personal Statement essay
  • Resume or CV
Admissions Criteria

Criterion A:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an accredited program in engineering, mathematics, or physical sciences
  • GPA 3.0 or higher (GPA 2.75 acceptable with GRE quantitative reasoning score of 155 or higher)

Criterion B:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an accredited program in business or technology
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • At least 8 semester credits of mathematics at the calculus level or higher
  • GRE quantitative reasoning score of 155 or higher

Criterion C:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an accredited program from a field not listed above
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • At least 8 semester credits of mathematics at the calculus level or higher
  • GRE quantitative reasoning score of 155 or higher
  • Four or more years of technical work experience

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Online Master of Engineering Management Tuition & Aid

$25,058 Total Tuition (Resident) | $737 Per Credit (Resident)

Earning your online Master of Engineering Management will open doors for high-paying, high-visibility leadership and project management roles. We strive to make it as affordable as possible to take this important next step in your engineering career. Ohio University regularly ranks among the top public universities in the United States for academic quality and value.

Cost per credit hour

$737 (Ohio resident)

$756 (non-resident)

Total credit hours 34
Total estimated cost, minus fees

$25,058 (Ohio resident)

$25,704 (non-resident)

Additional fees
  • Program Fee: $217
  • Specialized Services & Materials Fee: $8
  • Comprehensive Fee: $33
  • General Fee: $3
  • Non-Resident Fee: $19
  • Student Info Sys & Network Fee: $4
Other costs to budget for The estimated tuition cost does not include factors like textbooks or other expenses.

Listed tuition is for estimating purposes only and is subject to change.

Tuition Details

Military Students


Ohio University is a Military Collegiate Purple Star Award® school and has been repeatedly ranked among the top institutions for active duty and veteran students. Our Veteran and Military Student Services Center provides access to programs and services specifically for military members and their families. In addition, student veterans and active military members are eligible to receive an incentive scholarship of up to 15% for eligible online graduate programs.

As an OHIO online student, you can earn credit for select military experience, training or previous college credit. To learn more about the military benefits available to you, contact us today.

Financial Aid

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a best-value university by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, student veteran, active military members, alumni, and corporate partners are automatically eligible to receive a 15% scholarship. Depending on your background, costs and credit hours will differ.

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  • Online Learning at OHIO

    Ohio University has a long tradition of offering online programs specifically designed for the modality and created for working professionals. Our online students complete engaging, comprehensive coursework that combines the academic excellence and experience-based learning of a traditional program with all the flexibility and convenience of online study.

    With asynchronous courses and part-time scheduling (two courses per fifteen weeks), you can earn your degree while maintaining your current work and personal commitments. Virtual office hours give you the opportunity to connect with peers and faculty. Access your coursework 24/7 and complete your assignments on a schedule that fits your life.

What You'll Learn

Master the management, leadership, and advanced engineering skills you need to lead technical teams. You'll gain skills that increase your effectiveness in your current role and position you for future management roles.

Program Outcomes

  • Learn advanced management skills so you can lead, plan, organize and control engineering activities.
  • Develop your professional communication skills to build influence and effectiveness in the workplace.
  • Learn by doing with hands-on labs and projects with immediate application to your current role.

Learn From Leading Experts

The online Master of Engineering Management faculty are leading researchers and practitioners with extensive experience leading engineering teams.

As a student, you'll benefit from:

  • Real-world experience brought into the classroom.
  • Low student ratios for individualized instruction.
  • Most faculty are Ph.D.-level.

Faculty Spotlight

Ron Lewis


Associate Professor of Instruction - Ph.D.


Dr. Ron Lewis has decades of experience in both teaching and performing research at top universities in Ohio and leading teams and businesses in the private sector. After 20 years in private business, Dr. Lewis returned to academia at Ohio University to teach the next generation of engineers how to create knowledge and maximize efficiency. His research interests include applied operations research to both manufacturing and service industries. He has applied operations research and process improvement techniques in a huge variety of applications that include fast food, banking, heavy manufacturing, and healthcare. He holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Ohio State University.


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Ron Lewis

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Answers to Common Questions

Find answers to common questions about the online program. For information not covered here, our expert admissions team is available to provide additional details and guidance.

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Does the online Master of Engineering Management offer concentrations?

The online Master of Engineering Management does not offer concentrations; however, we offer five graduate certificates that can roll into the MEM program, including:

  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Certificate
  • Engineering Analytics Certificate
  • Engineering Leadership Certificate
  • Engineering Management Certificate
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate

You can learn more about coursework for the online Master of Engineering Management at Ohio University here.

How long do I have to complete the online Master of Engineering Management?

The online Master of Engineering Management is designed for working professionals with busy lives, so if something interrupts your normal course of study, you don't have to worry about losing the courses you've completed. You can take up to six years to complete the degree, if needed. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

Does the online Master of Engineering Management have a residency component?

No, there is no residency required to earn your online Master of Engineering Management.

Is the online Master of Engineering Management accredited?

Yes. Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and all degree programs, including the online Master of Engineering Management, are covered by this institution-wide accreditation.

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  2. "Training and Development Managers". BLS.gov. Retrieved May 30, 2023 from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/training-and-development-managers.htm
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  4. "Computer Systems Analysts". BLS.gov. Retrieved May 30, 2023 from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-systems-analysts.htm