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Master of Systems Engineering


Earn your Master of Science in Systems Engineering degree 100% online

Why Us

The GRE requirement has been waived (and extended) for all engineering master’s applicants applying to the Spring 22, Summer 22, and Fall 22 semesters!

Dr. Tarik Dickens with two graduate students

Designed for both full-time students and full-time working professionals, the fully accredited MSSE program is a course-based non-thesis degree offered by the Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. The program is 30 credit hours with a flexible completion time of 1-2 years. The program requires seven core courses and three technical electives.


“I design, develop and test some of the most complex avionics and weapons systems in the world. The knowledge and experience I gained through the Masters in Systems Engineering program has accelerated me past my peers and put me in the position to lead major projects within the United States Air Force”

Payton Reid,
MSSE 2020 Graduate
Eglin Air Force Base
Undergraduate Degree: Electrical Engineering

Why get an advanced engineering degree with us?

  • Completion time in as little as 18 months
  • 30-credit hours
  • Increase your earning and promotion potential
  • No entrance exam for GRE (GRE waiver request form) or GMAT required for students with qualifying degrees/experience
  • Many corporations and public employers offer tuition assistance that covers the cost of the entire program.

Our curriculum is focused on helping you achieve the technical expertise for you to be a successful engineer and now with an online option we offer working professionals the opportunity to get the necessary training more conveniently than ever.

Who should apply?

Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering or a bachelor’s degree in a closely-related science would benefit from an advanced MSSE degree.

  • Working professionals and aspiring leaders in engineering fields
  • Engineers who want to position themselves as technical leaders
  • Those looking to develop flexible and tailorable skills in managing and sustaining technical teams and systems in dynamic environments
  • Engineers interested in developing synergy across technical domains and multiple disciplines
  • Military officers looking to promote in rank
  • Civil service engineers looking to open up advancement opportunities

When is the best time to pursue an advanced MSSE degree?

Engineering professionals who have worked in the field for some time understand the evolution of the ever-changing profession. Getting an advanced MSSE degree will help you meet new challenges armed with the latest techniques. You will be better prepared for greater responsibility that will ultimately result in higher pay, career advancement opportunities, increased confidence and leadership roles in your career community.

The MSSE degree is available 100% online so that you can complete your degree while maintaining your career. With employer-sponsored tuition waivers, the degree is completely free. There’s never been a better time to get your advanced engineering degree!

For those interested in face-to-face classes, we offer the MSSE at the Florida State University-Panama City, FL campus as well.

MSSE and Military Industry Careers

For many officers and NCOs in the military, thinking beyond retirement occupies a major part of free time. The good news is the many educational and career opportunities in the professional military make pursuing an advanced degree while in-service a great option for most. For more information »

MSSE Info Sheet

Systems engineering (SE) is an interdisciplinary field of engineering that focuses on how to design and manage complex engineering systems over their life cycles. SE studies systems, processes, and practices required to develop them. For more information »

For more information about the program contact:

Director of Systems Engineering, Faculty

Dr. Daniel Georgiadis
  (850) 770-2289


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Florida State University Panama City
4750 Collegiate Drive
Panama City, Florida 32405
(850) 872-4750

Teaching Faculty

Dr. David C. Gross


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Florida State University Panama City
4750 Collegiate Drive
Panama City, Florida 32405
(850) 872-4750

Director of Graduate Studies, Faculty

Dr. Changchun (Chad) Zeng
  (850) 410-6273


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
2525 Pottsdamer Street
Tallahassee, FL 32310-6046
(850) 410-6345
(850) 410-6342