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Apply to the MEM Program

Last Updated: 05/28/2024 | All information is accurate and still up-to-date

How do I Apply for the MEM Program?

If you’re considering the Master of Engineering program, we consider applicants from various science backgrounds, not just engineering.

To succeed in most entry-level courses, you should have some background in:

  • Mathematics (single variable calculus)
  • Statistics (calculus-based statistics)

it’s not mandatory, but you will benefit from undergraduate courses or experience in computer programming, and depending on your concentration area, courses or experience in matrix/linear algebra or other sciences are advantageous. Experience in physical, behavioral, and management sciences (economics, business, accounting) is also desirable.

Application Materials Needed

BPrior to applying to the MEM program, gather:

  • Three recommendation letters.
  • All academic transcripts (undergraduate or graduate programs).
  • English proficiency scores.
  • 1-2 page personal statement.
  • Supplemental questionnaire.

Application Procedures

You should review the NC State Graduate Catalog for vital Graduate School details like:

Program Deadlines and Costs

NC State’s Master of Engineering Management program provides exceptional value. International students must meet priority deadlines regardless of citizenship. Check the estimated breakdown of costs for both on-campus and online programs per semester.

Refer to the estimated costs of attendance for a comprehensive view of all expenses beyond tuition and fees.

How to Help Pay for Your MEM Degree

As a professional degree (not a research degree) student, you’ll likely cover your own tuition costs. This structure mirrors professional programs in fields such as MBA, JD, and MD. Luckily, there are many funding options available for your MEM education at NC State.

NC State offers you a broad range of financial assistance options that help with tuition and living expenses while you pursue your advanced degrees. For complete details, visit NC State Financial Support.

Financial Aid

There are several different types of loans available to you, the student, including federal, Direct PLUS, private and short-term loans. For complete details, see NC State Loans.


Explore various loans, including federal, Direct PLUS, private, and short-term options.

Work On-Campus

Consider working on-campus at places like libraries or departments within NC State. Learn about the payment plan that allows you to pay education expenses monthly instead of all at once. For complete details, go to NC State Student Employment.

Payment Plan.

NC State University enables you to pay education costs monthly rather than in a lump sum. Find more information at NC State Payment Plans.