School of Engineering Academic Requirements for M.E., M.C.S and M.M.S.E Students


Programs may require specific course enrollment options.

M.E. students must complete a minimum of 30 graded engineering graduate-level credits (5000 level and above), to satisfy the Engineering School’s academic requirements while maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.0.  The student’s department may require specific courses. These requirements are outlined in the Graduate Record and are part of the Academic Requirements report in SIS. Please check with your graduate coordinator about department-specific requirements.

Enroll in courses or affiliated status - Students must be enrolled in a degree-granting program for the semester in which they expect to graduate.

Steps to Graduation for M.E./M.C.S./M.M.S.E. Degree Beyond Course Requirements:

Your department may require additional steps; check with your advisor or departmental graduate coordinator.
    • Apply for graduation in SIS at the beginning of the semester in which you plan to graduate (by October 1 for December graduation, by February 1 for May graduation, and by June 1 for August graduation).
    • Enroll in courses, research, or affiliated status - Students must be enrolled in a UVA degree-granting program for the semester in which they expect to graduate.
    • En Route Master’s Degree - A doctoral student may request approval to earn a master’s degree (thesis or non-thesis) within their home department. The departmentally approved request must be submitted to the Graduate Registrar’s Office by the dates for applying to graduate (February 1 for May; June 1 for August; October 1 for December). En route master’s candidates should NOT apply for graduation in SIS. The registrar will add them to the degree list once their master's plan has been created. Before requesting the en route master’s, students must verify that the master’s academic requirements will be completed by the semester they intend to earn the master’s degree. Credits used to satisfy the en route master’s degree cannot have been used to satisfy requirements toward a previous degree. A student may not earn a Ph.D. and en route masters in the same semester.

  • Verify in SIS that your academic requirements for your degree program have been satisfied.  Students are responsible for verifying the accuracy of their UVA transcripts and that there are no blank or incomplete grades.  Transcripts and grades cannot be amended after degree conferral.  The University Registrar will not confer a degree if there are any blank or incomplete grades.

  • Verify in SIS that there are no outstanding tuition or fees due.  The University Registrar will not confer a degree if any monies are due to the University.

  • Submit three (3) Program Assessment forms. These must be completed in your department, usually in the final semester of enrollment. Each department has determined which forms are to be completed. Contact the departmental Graduate Coordinator for assistance and directions on how to complete them. The Graduate Coordinator will submit all three program assessment forms as a set to the Graduate Registrar’s Office for milestone satisfaction