Colorado State University Adds Online Master’s and Doctorate Degrees to Systems Engineering Offerings

In response to industry demand, Colorado State University has added an online Systems Engineering Master of Science and doctorate degree in addition to its popular Master of Engineering.

As some of the only online graduate degrees in this field, these programs have been shaped by input from industry and government leaders, preparing students to meet industry demands with immediately applicable knowledge. These degrees cover critical topics such as risk analysis, project management, support systems and engineering processes.

“Graduates of the master’s degree programs will be capable of designing and managing complex multidisciplinary engineering systems, with a rigorous systems engineering approach,” said Ronald Sega, Woodward professor of systems engineering and one of the leaders in creating these programs. “The research component of the thesis-based M.S. and Ph.D. programs inherently equips students with cutting-edge skills in specific focus areas, preparing them for future career opportunities.”

“This Ph.D. prepares students to become future leaders in systems engineering and energy systems,” said Peter Young, professor of electrical and computer engineering, program coordinator for systems engineering, and one of the chief creators of the programs. “As Ph.D.-level scientists in both academia and industry, students will produce significant contributions in terms of original research to the field throughout their coursework, driving advancements and leading to improvements in energy efficiency, environmental impact, job creation and economic growth.”

CSU is a leader in providing the next generation of energy and systems experts to the public and private sector, and the new systems engineering master’s and doctorate puts Colorado at the forefront of an area which is of vital importance nationally and worldwide.

These degrees join the ranks of other CSU College of Engineering online programs that U.S. News and World Report has collectively ranked as sixth in the nation for student services and technology this year, tenth for faculty credentials and training and fifth for admissions selectivity.

Those interested in learning more about the systems engineering master’s or doctorate program can visit for faculty bios, course descriptions, registration dates and more. Contact Jenny Hannifin, OnlinePlus student services staff, at 970-491-2665 with questions.

Colorado State University OnlinePlus programs and educational opportunities, offered through the Division of Continuing Education, support the university’s land-grant mission by providing quality graduate and undergraduate degrees, professional development training, certificate programs, online credit and noncredit courses, and industry specific training online and at Learning Centers in Loveland, Denver and Brighton.

For more information about Colorado State University OnlinePlus, visit or call (970) 491-5288.