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Some people choose a master’s degree for love of science, computing and technology. Others want to sharpen their skills, elevate their career and increase their earning potential. Regardless of your motivation, enrolling in a master’s degree program at SCE is a wise choice. We are Kansas City’s leading engineering and computing institution.

Our master’s degree programs are tailored to fit the needs of working professional or full-time students alike. At SCE you will find convenient options for class schedules, affordable rates and world-class professors leading the master’s degree programs.

Kansas City has a thriving computing and engineering community, which means a lot of competition in the job market. You can set yourself apart with a degree from SCE.


  • No GRE required

  • Course-work only option (no thesis required)

  • 30 credit hours required (only 10 classes)

  • In-state tuition available in 11 Kansas counties

  • Convenient online, blended, and evening courses

  • Earn professional development hours (PDHs)

Civil Engineering

A Master of Science in Civil Engineering allows graduate students to develop specialties within a swiftly changing profession. Graduate students can choose from four specialty tracks – environmental and water resources, structures, geotechnical/materials, and construction management. The state-of-the-art program is ideal for students ready for a challenge and professionals ready to advance their careers.

Specialty Areas or Tracks

Computer Science

A Master of Science in Computer Science gives graduate students a competitive edge in the marketplace. The master’s program evolves with new technologies and innovations, offering students a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience in the most professionally significant specialty areas. Students will sharpen their skills while working alongside world-class faculty on research projects funded by major organizations and businesses. Thesis and non-thesis options are available.

Specialty Areas or Tracks

  • Database and Information Management
  • Data Science
  • Networking and Telecommunications
  • Software Engineering and System
Electrical Engineering

A Master of Electrical Engineering from UMKC allows graduate students a unique opportunity to develop the analytical mindset and skills most valued in the industry, including computer engineering, product development, management and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Specialty Areas or Tracks

  • Computer, Embedded Systems, and Microelectronics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Electromagnetics and Radio Frequency (RF) Circuits and Systems
  • Communication, Networking, and Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision, Multimedia, and Machine Learning
  • Power, Renewable Energy, and Control
Mechanical Engineering

A Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering allows graduate students to stay at the forefront of technology. Students elevate their expertise with specialty fields such as renewable and sustainable energy. Distinguished faculty guide the research, which is funded by prominent businesses and organizations. The class format is convenient for working professionals, and thesis and non-thesis options are available.

Specialty Areas of Tracks

Certificate in Construction Management

The 12-credit Certificate in Engineering and Construction Project Management provides professionals in the construction industry an opportunity to develop the project management skills that employers are seeking.

Certificate Curriculum

  • Introduction to Construction Management
  • Project Management of Integrated Design & Construction
  • Contracts & Laws for Engineers or Construction Law
  • One elective from courses such as Project Finance, Capital Project Delivery Methods, Construction Planning & Scheduling, and more