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Apply to the MEM Program

Last Updated: 02/26/2024 and all information on this page is accurate and up-to-date

How do I Apply for the MEM Program?

Looking to apply to the Master of Engineering program? We accept applications from undergraduate majors in engineering. We also welcome applicants with degrees in the behavioral, physical, mathematical sciences, computer science, and other related STEM fields. For most entry-level graduate courses, you will need to have some experience in:

  • Mathematics (single variable calculus)
  • Statistics (intro level)

You will benefit from undergraduate courses or experience in computer programming. If you are interested in a specific concentration, you may benefit from undergraduate courses or experience in matrix/linear algebra, but this is not required.

Experience in physical, behavioral, and management sciences (economics, business, accounting) is also desirable.

Application Materials Needed

Before applying to the MEM program, you will need the following items.

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate or graduate programs
  • English proficiency test scores
  • 1-2 page personal statement
  • Supplemental set of questions

Application Procedures

Read through the NC State Graduate Catalog for important Graduate School information such as:

Program Deadlines and Costs

NC State’s Master of Engineering Management program offers one of the highest values for a professional degree in the United States. MEM follows the priority deadlines for international students regardless of your citizenship. The following are the estimated cost breakdowns for our on-campus and online programs per semester. See estimates of the total cost.

You can review the estimated costs of attendance for information about the full cost of attendance, including expenses beyond tuition and fees.

How to Help Pay for Your MEM Degree

Because the Master of Engineering Management program is a professional degree, not a research degree, you will likely have to pay your own tuition costs. This arrangement is similar to other professional programs in different fields like management (MBA degree), law (JD degree), and medicine (MD degree). Fortunately, there are many other viable pathways for funding your NC State MEM education. To assist you in your research, we have compiled the following list of options you may wish to explore.

Financial Aid

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.


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.

Work On-Campus

While enrolled in the program, you can work in a variety of places, such as campus libraries and various departments within NC State University. For complete details, go to NC State Student Employment.

Payment Plan.

NC State University allows all students to pay education expenses monthly instead of being due all at once. For complete details, see NC State Payment Plans.