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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Engineering and Technology Management


Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission to the Engineering and Technology Management program and the WSU Graduate School requires having a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program. For the ETM program, exposure to disciplines in engineering or technology through study or employment is also required. One of our strictest requirements is that applicants are working in and have significant industry or engineering experience and math through at least college algebra, although calculus is preferred. If you have a math deficiency, you may wish to consider one of the free online programs or a community college refresher.

Application Procedures

Master’s Degree Requirements

Minimum requirements:

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 GPA*
  • three letters of recommendation**
  • a personal statement
  • a résumé showing work experience

Learn more about the Master of Engineering and Technology Management.

Certificate Program Requirements

Minimum requirements:

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 GPA*
  • a personal statement
  • a résumé

Because the certificates consist of regular graduate courses, admission to the graduate school is still necessary.

Learn more about ETM certificate programs.

* The ETM program is designed for working professionals, and we highly value your work experience and determination. We may be able to offer provisional admission to those who do not meet the GPA requirement. Please contact us at for more information.

** The program accepts both academic and professional letters.

Accelerated Admission

To begin taking classes at the beginning of the next term when there is insufficient time for full admission, students may take the two-step approach to admission. Initially, students apply to the Graduate School in the Undeclared Graduate Status category. (You may stay in this category for one calendar year; however, a maximum of six credits will count toward a degree.) This requires only a one-page Graduate School application and a $50.00 application fee (students with non-USA degrees will need to provide official transcripts). This is very quick and easy. All applicants should complete the forms online* and email a copy to, then print off the forms and mail them to the Graduate School address on the form with the fee via expedited mail.

* Note: Some browsers require fillable PDF forms to be downloaded before completing the fields. If you cannot type in the form fields, please try downloading the form to your computer desktop. Please use the online fillable form and do not hand print.

To continue taking courses that will apply to a degree or certificate after six credits or one year, students must re-apply to a regular admission category and submit all application requirements. (Note: You may not stay enrolled in the Undeclared Graduate Student status after one calendar year. The Registrar absolutely will NOT allow you to register until you complete the normal admissions process.) This is more time-consuming of course; hence the two-step approach.


  • International students may not use this admission category unless specifically directed.
  • This category is a limited admission and has restrictions, so should only be used by students who are applying too late for regular admission, have a low undergraduate GPA, or who are sure they only want one or two classes.

Visiting Graduates

If you are enrolled in a bona fide graduate program in another institution, you may enroll in specific courses in the WSU Engineering and Technology Management Program by visiting the WSU Grad School Website and submitting the Visiting Graduates Form application.

International Applicants

ETM is an online program and Washington State University will not issue a Form I-20 on the basis of admission to the ETM program.