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Master of Science in Robotics Engineering - Columbus State University

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Master of Science in Robotics Engineering

About the Program

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From precision medical treatments to smart cars, robots surround us every day. On the cutting edge of technology and engineering, the field of robotics needs visionaries ― creative thinkers and bold innovators eager to take on the challenges of tomorrow.

CSU's Master of Science in Robotics Engineering is an immersive and interdisciplinary program. Focus your creative mind by designing the next generation of robotic devices, developing new applications, and implementing intelligence into your robotics systems.

As the only Master's-level Robotics Engineering program in the state, we work closely with regional industries like Pratt & Whitney, PCI, and the U.S. Military to understand their needs and design a responsive learning environment. These strong business and military partnerships give you access to unique resources, internships, and employment opportunities.

Our Robotics Engineering students are part of a small but elite program. You will work directly with instructors, collaborate with other students in tight-knit teams, and explore your individual areas of interest.

Research Opportunities

You will have the opportunity to participate in research activities related to: 

  • Image Processing
  • Embedded Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotic Arm Design and Control
  • Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS)
  • Formation Control of Robotic Systems
  • Autonomous Mobile Robots
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Aerial Robotic Systems
  • Computer Vision
  • Microelectronics
  • Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships are also available for qualified applicants.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

The Robotics Engineering program houses facilities for research and teaching labs. Our computer labs are equipped with high-speed engineering workstations and software including SOLIDWORKS, MATLAB, SIMULINK, and ARDUINO, all chosen to optimize potential career opportunities.

Career Opportunities

When you earn your Master of Science in Robotics Engineering degree, you'll be prepared for a broad range of careers, including:

  • Robotics Engineer
  • Machine Learning Scientist
  • Aerospace or Drone Engineer
  • Computer and Information Research Scientist

Dr. Abiye Seifu

CSU's MS in robotics program was designed with input from leading manufacturing and military partners such as Pratt & Whitney, PCI, and Fort Benning. Their insight has helped us create a state-of-the-art program with robust internship opportunities for CSU students.

Degree Requirements

Please see our academic catalog for additional information about this degree's requirements.

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Admissions Requirements

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Program Admission Requirements

  • Admission to CSU's Graduate Program
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, or a suitably related field*
  • Copies of transcripts
  • CV outlining education, work experiences, special activities and awards


  • A statement of interest for the program
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Verbal and Quantitative results from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the last five years

*A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for the Bachelor's degree completed.

Tuition and Fees

Value matters at CSU. We strive to make all programs attainable and affordable for every student.

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Financial Aid

From state scholarships to federal student aid, we’re here to help you take advantage of every educational resource.

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