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To apply for either the SDM Master of Science in engineering and management or the Graduate Certificate in Systems and Product Development, please register as an applicant and complete the online application. 

Application Timeline

Master’s Degree

First application deadlineJanuary 8, 2021*
Second application deadlineApril 2, 2021
Admission decisions sent (first deadline)March 5, 2021
Admission decisions sent (second deadline)May 4, 2021

*International citizens are advised to apply by this date to allow adequate time for visa processing if admitted.

Graduate Certificate Program

Application deadlineMay 1, 2021
Admission decisions sentJune 7, 2021

Application Requirements

Information for International Applicants

Non-native English speakers applying to either the master’s or graduate certificate program are required to demonstrate proficiency in English if they have not obtained a post-secondary degree at an English language institution.

Traditionally, SDM has required these applicants to take either the IELTS or TOEFL exam. Due to challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, we will allow students to submit alternative proof of their skills in the “Additional Material” section of the application. If you still wish to submit an exam score, please see the sections below for more information.

Reapplying to SDM

Those reapplying to the program need to submit the following:

  • New SDM online application
  • $75 application fee
  • Updated statement of objectives
  • Updated resume
  • One new letter of recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT scores

All other information will be carried over from your previous application, including GRE or GMAT scores if they are still valid. You may also submit new scores if you have retaken the test since submitting your last application.

Questions and Concerns

We are here to support you. If you have any questions, please message the admissions staff through our contact form.