Colorado residents pay in-state tuition rates - approximately $829 per credit hour for a 3 credit hour course for the 19/20 academic year. Non-resident students enrolled in a fully online degree or certificate program are eligible for the non-resident online program tuition structure - approximately $884 per credit hour for the 19/20 academic year.

Active duty military personnel stationed in Colorado pay the resident in-state tuition rate.

Contact your Base Education Center for details on your own tuition assistance benefits. Additional information on military educational benefits can be found on the UCCS Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs (OVMSA) webpage.

Typically a student can complete the degree in 2 ½ to 3 ½ years. Students can take up to 6 years to complete the degree, if needed.

No, all coursework is completed entirely online. There are no on campus requirements.

Yes, all of the College of Engineering & Applied Science graduate programs are accredited by the North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission.

Yes, up to 9 credit hours of transfer credit can be applied towards the degree. Contact the program office for more details. 

Minimum requirements are an Internet Service Provider (ISP), a broadband internet connection (Cable/DSL/Satellite), and a personal PC or Mac computer. For suggested hardware/laptop configuration visit the EAS IT webpage. Online students have the same access to the software programs that are provided by the college to on campus students, which can be accessed remotely.

No, the GRE is not required for application or admission.

Applicants who do not meet all of the admission requirements may be accepted on a provisional basis. Provisions are determined on a case by case basis. Contact the program office if you have specific questions.

All courses are offered on a semester schedule (Fall and Spring – 16 weeks each; Summer – 8 weeks). Courses are NOT self-paced and typically follow a weekly schedule of lectures, assignments, readings, etc.

No. Your transcript will reflect coursework and degree conferred. There is no distinction made between degrees earned online as opposed to those earned on campus.

The ME degree is considered a technical master’s degree – there is more coursework and no research. The MS degree may require less coursework, but a high content of research. One of the major differences between the two: the MS focuses more on the studies and theories, while the ME focuses on the application.