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Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
The Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) is a private university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The university has one of the smallest campuses in Milwaukee, at only 22 acres (0.089 km2). An enrollment of than 2,810makes it the smallest Master's university in Wisconsin. As of Fall 2016 the university has a total of 135 faculty, of which roughly half are full-time.

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Business & Management (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



 Oscar Werwath organized the School of Engineering of Milwaukee in 1903. From the beginning, leaders of business and industry cooperated in the institution’s development, and a close relationship was established that has continued throughout MSOE’s history. 


Today, MSOE offers 17 bachelor’s degrees and 11 master’s degrees. The 2,900 students who attend MSOE come from all parts of the United States and dozens of other countries. More than 20,000 alumni live and work throughout the United States and abroad, and nearly 2,000 of them own their own businesses or are officers of companies. MSOE is a small university making an enormous impact.


MSOE offers many research opportunities for undergraduate students. Students work side by side with faculty and staff members in the various areas of the Applied Technology Center researching developments in fluid power, tribology, rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing and much more. Many MSOE faculty members also offer opportunities for students to work on research projects within their academic program.


MSOE’s Career Fair is the only career fair held at MSOE each year targeting all majors. This is always a well-attended event and a great opportunity to connect with top-notch talent and gain exposure for your company. This year, we are hosting a two day event, allowing more time and opportunity for students and alumni to attend. Companies can register for one day or both days.

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Student services

The mission of the Raider Center for Academic Success is to enable students to achieve academic and personal success through the provision and engagement in services that extend the teaching and learning mission of the university.The Raider Center for Academic Success provides a welcoming, supportive and safe environment where students feel connected to the university.

Housing services

The Student Activities Office, in conjunction with the Student Union Board (SUB) and Greek Council (fraternities/sororities), plans a number of fun events throughout the year. The school year kicks off with Welcome Week for our new students, and continues with Quiz Bowl, Parents/Family Weekend and more!

Library services

The only major library on campus is the Walter Schroeder Library. Dedicated in 1980 by Gerald Ford, the library is named after Wisconsin magnate Walter Schroeder and has the mathematics as well as the electrical engineering and computer science faculty offices.

Medical services

  • Almost all health care services you receive, outside of your Student Health Center, are subject to a deductible.
  • Certain services, such as preventative visits, are paid at 100% and not subject to a deductible.
  • 24-hour nurse line program providing phone-based health information is included.

Student Life

Campus life

MSOE's campus, which occupies 22 acres (0.089 km2) in the East Town neighborhood of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is spread over several blocks. MSOE has one of the smallest campuses in Wisconsin; only the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) has a smaller campus (2 acres (0.0081 km2)).

The buildings on campus vary with age, with most being built in the mid-20th century. The oldest building on campus is the Alumni Partnership Center (formerly the Valentin Blatz Brewing Company Office Building), built in 1890  and the newest being the Kern Center, built in 2004. Several of the buildings on campus use the iconic Cream City brick, which is used in many other buildings in Milwaukee.

Sports facilities

The Kern Center is a 210,000-square-foot recreation, athletic, health and wellness facility. It is the first such facility for MSOE which competes in NCAA Division III athletics. The center exemplifies MSOE's philosophy of a well-rounded university experience and is an important asset in attracting prospective students and providing current students with ample access to fitness, whether they are participating in NCAA athletics, intramural sports or individual fitness programs.

Student clubs

  • Actuarial Club
  • Chinese Student Association (CSA)
  • College Republicans
  • Cyber Raider Organization for Networking
  • Destination Imagination
  • Disc Golf Club


Milwaukee School of Engineering is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Student Reviews

The Czech Republic
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was an amazing experience to have at this stage of my life because it gave me the opportunity to try a different way of living that I never thought of. There are billions of people in the world and we do not realize that every place lives a different way because we can be so stuck in our bubbles and do not see the world around us. This experience has taught me a lot...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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