Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to frequently asked questions about Michigan Technological University graduate programs, tuition costs, program details, admissions requirements and more. To speak with an Enrollment Advisor who can help answer questions over the phone, call 888-442-6885.

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Are all courses online?

Yes, all programs are entirely online.

Are the online programs accredited?

Yes, Michigan Tech’s online master’s programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

What are the requirements for the online MS programs?

For the MS in Civil Engineering or MS in Electrical Engineering, hold an ABET-accredited bachelor’s degree in engineering.

For the MS in Applied Statistics, hold a bachelor’s degree (STEM Degree is best aligned):

  • Submit transcripts
  • Include a resume
  • Submit a personal statement
  • Submit a Statement of Purpose
  • Provide two letters of recommendation (one academic preferred, but not required)
  • GRE not required
How much do the programs cost?

The engineering programs cost $1,212 per credit hour.*

The Applied Statistics program costs $1,067 per credit hour.*

*Tuition and fees subject to change.

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Is financial aid available to online students?

A variety of financial aid is available to online students. Find more information on our Tuition & Financial Aid page.

Where can I find information about the online programs?

Michigan Tech online graduate degree program information can be found on our Programs page.

Where can I find instructions for applying to Michigan Tech online?

Visit the Become a Student page.

Are exams proctored?

Whether an exam is proctored depends upon what percentage of your overall grade the exam accounts for. Some exams, such as finals, which make up a large percentage of your overall grade may be proctored. It is best to check with your professor for specific requirements related to each individual course.

Program Details
Can the online Master of Science in Applied Statistics (MSAS) program be completed in one-year if taken full time?

The online MSAS program is made up of 10 courses, or 30 total credit-hours. Students take two courses each semester. Each course is seven weeks long. The program is designed so that students always take one, seven-week course at a time. The program takes five semesters to complete, or just under two years. Students can transfer up to three courses, or nine credits, going into the program depending on previous educational experience. Even if the maximum number of courses are transferred in, the program will still take four semesters to complete, or just over one year. For more information, or to discuss your specific situation with an enrollment advisor, please schedule an appointment.

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