Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)


Milwaukee School of Engineering is a private, non-profit university offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. At MSOE, you will find a caring community of students and faculty. Together, we are committed to fostering a higher standard of academic programming and research, and personalized service, instruction and guidance.

Why Choose MSOE?

Students get real-world experience in top-ranked programs, from expert faculty. At graduation, you’ll be prepared to enter some of the most in-demand careers. In fact, in 2013-14, 96% of our graduates got the job or into the graduate school of their choice.

There are many reasons why MSOE stands out compared to other highly ranked universities. Here are just a few.

Expert Professors

Teaching comes first at MSOE. Every class (which average just 21 students) and lab we offer is taught by seasoned faculty members. There are no teaching assistants here.

Real-World Experience

Most universities talk about offering hands-on work, but few can match the average of 600 hours of laboratory experience you will get as a student at MSOE. In fact, we have more labs on our campus than classrooms—and they’re all available to undergraduates.

Top-Ranked Programs

MSOE’s undergraduate engineering programs have been ranked 14th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Four-Year Graduation Guarantee

MSOE is one of only a handful of universities across the country that guarantees students will get the classes they need to graduate in four years.

Career Placement Rates

Few universities in the country can beat our average placement rate of 96 percent — not to mention graduates’ average starting salary of $56,522.

Location, Location, Location

Living and learning in East Town — our vibrant downtown neighborhood and one of Milwaukee’s most exciting and safest — will place you within steps from professional opportunities, academic, cultural and recreational opportunities. And we’re just blocks from Lake Michigan!

A Place to Fit In

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get fit, get involved or just get social with like-minded friends who have similar interests. MSOE offers more than 70 academic, professional and social organizations and club and intercollegiate sports.

It’s all about where we came from.

Since our founding in 1903, MSOE’s students, faculty, curriculum and history have continued to evolve. Leaders of business and industry cooperated in the institution’s development, and a close relationship was established that has continued throughout MSOE’s history.

Vision Statement

MSOE will always be at the forefront of professional education with emphasis on both theory and technology, coupled with intensive laboratories and career practice.

Mission Statement

MSOE provides a sustained interactive educational climate for students to become well-rounded, technologically experienced graduates and highly productive professionals and leaders.

Operating Philosophy

The mission will be accomplished through an organized environment that places carefully recruited students among highly qualified faculty, a dedicated support staff and strategic partners in business and industry – all committed to meeting the ultimate objective of a graduate fully prepared for immediate productivity and advanced study. Such synergism involves the following components:

Faculty – collectively possessing the concept of a curriculum in their specializations; committed to excellence in teaching and remaining current through industrial/career experience, scholarly achievements, applied research, professional society activity and continuing education; continually evaluated for ways to incorporate leading-edge technology information needed for future application.

Staff – committed to providing an environment of total support, including academic, administrative, financial and development, to assist students, and faculty whenever appropriate, in acquiring knowledge, work-ready experience and leadership. Also, work in conjunction with faculty to provide and support activities that allow students to benefit from experiences with business, industrial/career and community activities, along with direct involvement with all levels of practitioners … entry level to senior corporate executives.

Business and Industry – committed to mutually beneficial support of the university and its graduates. In its continuing-education efforts, MSOE will provide extensive opportunities in outreach activities, which include degree granting programs, credit and noncredit courses, and customized offerings to those seeking personal and/or professional advancement.

Institutional Principles

The fundamental beliefs of Milwaukee School of Engineering are the following:

  • The focus is on the individual student.
  • Lifelong learning is essential for success.
  • Dedicated faculty with relevant, up-to-date experience are the heart of our teaching process.
  • Scientific and mathematical reasoning and processes are essential.
  • Applied research and evolving and interdisciplinary technologies are vital in exploiting opportunities.
  • The development of communication skills is needed to function effectively.
  • The student experience is strengthened by interaction with the business, industry and health care fields.
  • The development of leadership and entrepreneurial characteristics is essential.
  • Students, faculty, staff and volunteers all share the responsibility of learning.
  • Strong personal values are necessary for success.
  • The alumni strengthen the institution through their counsel, encouragement and support.
  • Freedom with responsibility is the foundation of free enterprise.
  • There is strength in diversity.
  • Global awareness must be reflected in all activities.
  • Initiation and acceptance of change is required to anticipate and capitalize on opportunities.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Milwaukee School of Engineering

Address North Broadway 1025
Milwaukee 53202, US
Phone +1 414-277-6763