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Graduate Programs

Open University

The Open University Program is a non-degree program limited to 16 units with options to apply for a M.S. degree.

Engineers who wish to update their skills or learn new technologies without pursuing a specific degree may enroll in the School of Engineering’s Open University program.

Open University allows the students to:

  • Examine a field of study before enrolling in a degree program
  • Enhance your professional training
  • Attend on a regular or noncontinuous basis, depending on your own needs
  • Get a head start by enrolling in classes while waiting for admission/transfer to a degree program

Transfer to a Degree Program:

If you would like to apply to a degree program later on, you will need to follow the same procedures required of the degree-seeking applicants, except that you will not need to pay the application fee again. The general GRE test requirement for admission to the master's degree program can be waived if the following two conditions are satisfied:

  • The student has completed a set of required courses in the department to which they are applying.
  • The student has achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above in these courses.

PLEASE NOTE: Official transcripts will still be required as part of the admissions process.

In general, up to 16 units taken in the Open University program can be transferred into the M.S. program. However, students who wish to do so should make sure that these courses conform to the departmental requirements in their chosen area of specialization.

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