Earning Your Systems Engineering Degree at Regis

Regis University’s Master of Science in Systems Engineering degree provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to design, implement, and protect the infrastructure that supports mission critical, enterprise systems.
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M.S. Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering Degree Overview

The M.S. in Systems Engineering degree provides you with the understanding of engineering principles, network systems, and current technologies used to design, implement and manage a secure enterprise information infrastructure.

Regis University's M.S. in Systems Engineering degree program equips students to understand and use:

  • Current best practice network architectures, standards and protocols
  • Current best practice network design and implementation processes
  • Software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV)
  • Virtualized server and storage systems, including hosted and in-house cloud services
  • High availability and disaster recovery systems
  • Network and storage encryption systems
  • Authentication, authorization, and auditing (AAA) capabilities
  • Information assurance models that apply to the security of a system's database and application services

Graduates of the Systems Engineering program are sought after technology professionals with the skills to integrate new networks (hardware, software, LAN, WAN) with legacy systems, develop new custom applications, oversee the management of systems support services and coordinate new IT initiatives within all departments of an organization.

Please see the Program of Study Diagram for this Systems Engineering degree to learn more.

Total M.S. in Systems Engineering Degree Requirements: 36 credit hours

  • Core course requirements: 9 credit hours
  • Systems Engineering course work: 15 credit hours
  • Emphasis area studies: 9 credit hours
  • Degree completion requirements (Capstone, Thesis or Practicum): 3 credit hours

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Program Requirements

Core Requirements (9 credit hours)
MSCC 610 Information Technology Concepts
MSCC 630 Enterprise Architecture
MSCC 697 Information Technology Research Methods
Degree Course Work (15 credit hours)
MSCT 620 Access Networks
MSIA 674 Planning and Implementing Architecture Security
Select 3 classes (9 credit hours) from the following:
MSCT 600 Network Essentials
MSCT 650 High Availability and Disaster Recovery Systems
MSCT 662 Storage Area Networks
MSCT 664 Routing and Switching
MSCT 680 Enterprise Storage
MSCT 692 Systems Engineering Practicum I
Emphasis Area Electives (9 credit hours)
Complete 3 classes from one of the following emphasis areas offered by CC&IS:
Database Administration MSCD 600, MSCD 610, and MSCD 640
Database Design MSCD 600, MSCD 610, and MSCD 650
Data Science MSDS 600, MSDS 610, and MSDS 650
Information Technology Management MSCI 600, MSCI 610, and MSCI 680 or MSCI 685
Enterprise Resource Planning Choose 3 from MSCI 615, MSCI 625, MSCI 640 or MSCI 681
Healthcare Informatics Choose 3 from HSA 649, HCI 615, HCI 620 or HCI 625
Information Assurance - Cyber Forensics MSIA 676, MSIA 680, and MSIA 682
Information Assurance - Policy MSIA 670 MSIA 672, and MSIA 676
Software Engineering MSSE 600, MSSE 610, and MSSE 640
Agile Methods MSCI 680, MSCI 682, and MSSE 620 or MSSE 640
Degree Completion Requirement (3 credit hours)
Select 1 class (3 credit hours) from the following:
MSCC 693 Graduate Capstone
MSCC 698 Graduate Thesis
MSCT 696 Systems Engineering Practicum II*
*MSCT 692 is a prerequisite to MSCT 696.

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

How to Apply

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Admission Criteria

Admission to the M.S. in Systems Engineering degree requires that students to have sufficient knowledge and/or experience in programming, computer networking, and systems analysis and design. This is assessed for each applicant during the admission interview. Knowledge and experience can be supplemented by courses in these prerequisite areas. Not all supplemental courses must be completed prior to applying to the program, but must be completed prior to enrolling in any degree specific courses.

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or a recognized institution in another nation.

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

  • Complete the online graduate application
  • Application fee: $50.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcripts either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or recognized institution in another nation. Official transcripts must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the Office of Admissions. If official transcripts are not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcripts are received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcripts from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
  • Two years of work experience (does not have to be computer related)
  • Current resume
  • Faculty interview
  • Admission Essay (instructions to upload your completed essay are included in the online application)
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Class Starts & Application Deadlines*

Term Class Starts Application Deadline
Summer 8W1, 2015 May 4, 2015 April 6, 2015
Summer 8W2, 2015 June 29, 2015 June 1, 2015
Fall 8W1, 2015 August 24, 2015 July 27, 2015
Fall 8W2, 2015 October 19, 2015 September 21, 2015
Spring 8W1, 2016 January 11, 2016 December 14, 2015

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


2015-2016 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2015

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $25,610 36 $710 $50
Online $25,610 36 $710 $50

Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information. Click here for information regarding student parking fees.