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M.S. Mechanical Engineering

Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus
Credit Hours: 30
Entry Terms: Fall and Spring
Time to Complete: 2 years

Program Overview

Georgia Southern’s Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) degree program provides focused and specialized educational opportunities beyond the BS degree. Students select coursework concentrations in Energy Science, Mechatronics, and General Mechanical Engineering, while conducting in-depth research. The MSME degree prepares engineers to accept greater project responsibility while advancing more quickly in their chosen careers.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual pay for mechanical engineers in scientific research and development services is $125,850. There are approximately 286,100 jobs in the Mechanical Engineering field. Between 2022 and 2032, there is expected to be a 10% growth rate (much faster than average) or 28,500 additional job opportunities.

Pay: $125,850

Jobs: 286,100

Outlook: +10%

Courses and Curriculum

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Recommended Course Sequence

Fall 2019 – Present

To view the recommended course sequence for the MSME program (Thesis and Non-Thesis Track), click one of the download buttons below.

Admission Requirements

Please note: Achievement of the minimum admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies (COGS) does not guarantee admission to a graduate degree program. A student who is admitted to one graduate degree program is not guaranteed admission to any other graduate degree program at any time in the future.


  1. Completed requirements for the bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in the proposed or closely related field of study in Mechanical Engineering.
  2. A 2.75 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average or higher on courses in undergraduate work, or equivalent.
  3. International students must meet College of Graduate Studies English Proficiency requirements (6.0 IELTS or 80 on TOFEL).


A student may be granted provisional admission based upon the recommendation of the Graduate Program Coordinator and Department Chair.

Admission Deadlines

Priority DeadlineMarch 1*October 1*Does not Admit
Final DeadlineJuly 1*November 15*Does not Admit

*The application and all required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab for the program must be received by the deadline. If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.

For more information about admission to the graduate program, please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions. To apply now to the MSME program, click the button below.


If you have any questions about the graduate program, curriculum, or admissions, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator:

Dr. Shaowen Xu
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8046

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Last updated: 5/19/2023