Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Prerequisite Coursework

Knowledge of calculus, linear algebra/matrix methods, computer programming, and probability/statistics.

Bachelor’s Degree

Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university.  Although most OEM students have an engineering degree or a degree from some other STEM-related field, this is not a requirement.

Acceptable Grades

Overall academic performance is reviewed, as is performance in the above prerequisite coursework.  A GPA of 3.0 or higher is expected in all coursework completed after the first 60 semester hours or the first 90 quarter hours.

Work Experience

Two years full-time, professional work experience (or equivalent) is preferred.

GRE Scores

The GRE is required unless you already have an approved advanced degree. Typically applicants will not need to take the GRE if they have a master’s degree from a regionally accredited program that required the GRE or GMAT admission. Visit for testing sites and registration procedures.

Our current GRE score requirements are*:

  • A quantitative reasoning score of at least 162.
  • A verbal reasoning score of at least 153.
  • An analytical writing score of at least 3.5.

*Please know that we may revise the above score requirements going forward, if changes are indicated by distribution and performance data.