The M.S.E.M. program consists of 18 modules (54 credits) scheduled into consecutive academic years. The modules are sequenced for prerequisite purposes, and students are expected to follow the entire sequence with their entering class. Nine modules are scheduled for each academic year. Each module runs for five consecutive weeks on a given weekday for six hours, usually from 4–10 p.m. An M.S.E.M. class generally meets on the same weekday afternoon for the entire two-year program period.
A research paper is required, and in the final module it is presented to the class and properly defended. For program completion, research papers must receive approval by the M.S.E.M. program coordinator and academic advisor.