Master of Science in Intelligent Robotic Systems

Intelligent Robotic Systems is an emerging area of interdisciplinary engineering that combines theory and techniques from the fields of Intelligent Systems and Robotics to design machines with self-autonomy. This degree program provides the educational needs of the next generation of Intelligent Robotic Systems Engineers. The emphasis of this program is on systems by focusing more broadly on the integration of Robotics with Intelligent Systems rather than a narrow concentration in any discipline. This systems level focus enables STEM students without a background in Robotics or Intelligent Systems to join the program easily. 

  • A fully online degree with a one-year timeline to graduation. The thirty-credit hour curriculum can be completed in five terms; each term will be seven weeks in duration (eight-week terms in the summer).
  • Students from most STEM undergraduate degrees (math, physics, other engineering discipline, etc.) are accepted.

Graduates can apply their new knowledge in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, energy, manufacturing, transportation, and robotics. More information...


  • Online Graduate Application -There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended.  Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to  
  • Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be admitted into the MSc degree program in Intelligent Robotic Systems:
  • An earned BSc degree from a regionally accredited college or university in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater. If the undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0, some additional coursework may be required and the graduate program committee may need to approve the application, on individual evaluation.
  • Official GRE scores meeting the current admission profile: 150 (450 on old scale) Verbal and 148 (600 on old scale) Quantitative. Applicants with lower scores may be accepted provisionally requiring additional preparatory course work.
  • GRE Test scores may be waived if an applicant has:
    • Four or more years of relevant work experience earned after receiving their first baccalaureate degree or
    • a 3.5 undergraduate GPA or better.

  • To request a GRE waiver, send a letter outlining your work experience or a current resume to the program coordinator.
    • A minimum TOEFL or IELTS score is required for international students.
    • TOEFL: Computer Based composite score > 213 and Internet Based composite score > 80
    • IELTS:  6.5 Overall

  • Holders of other than STEM degrees may, based on individual evaluation, be required to take some transition courses in order to be accepted.
  • At least two letters of recommendation (professional and academic) are required if the undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0 or the minimum GRE scores are not met.

International students should plan to have all documents in at least one month before the published deadline for their selected program.  For English information regarding a proficiency-exam waiver, please refer to

International students should consult the Graduate Admissions website for additional requirements (


This program accepts applications fall and spring

  • Term
  • Fall
    Jul 1
  • Spring
    Nov 1


Program Coordinator: Dr. Matt Marshall
Program Office:  470-578-5135;
Program Website: