When you apply to the PhD or MS program, the Admissions Committee relies on your completed application form, GRE scores, undergraduate GPA and official transcripts, as well as your statement of purpose and recommendations from individuals who have had an opportunity to observe your ability and performance.
Your GRE scores and GPA are considered in the context of the entire application. The quality of your undergraduate institution will be considered.
Your undergraduate degree must be in engineering, sciences, or mathematics from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and should have included:
Substantial consideration is accorded to special qualities such as your motivation, undergraduate program, diversity in economic, social, or cultural background, employment or other experience, leadership, and perseverance in overcoming personal handicaps or disadvantages. Graduate level work is also considered.
To be considered, the following items must be submitted.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering accepts PhD applications for the fall term only. To receive full consideration, please submit all of your application items by the following deadlines. Applicants who submit their applications by Monday, November 13th will receive priority consideration.
MS applicants are welcome to apply for either a spring or fall start. Deadlines for each term are listed below.
Late applications will not be accepted, and the application fee is non-refundable.
There is a $60 application fee for all domestic applicants. However, until December 18, the application fee will be waived for all U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents seeking a PhD and who have an overall GPA of 3.50/4.00 or greater from an accredited college or university. If you are applying to our department and you meet the requirements above, please email our Graduate Advisor (email@example.com) a copy of your most recent unofficial transcript. After a review of your transcript, you will receive instructions on how to waive the application fee.
The application fee will not be waived for applicants seeking a terminal master’s degree.
There is an $80 application fee for all international applicants. However, until December 4, the department will consider waiving the application fee for international students seeking a PhD degree who have a cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.80/4.00, 90/100, 9.0/10, 90% or 18/20 for both bachelor's and master's (if applicable) degrees from an accredited college or university. The GPA requirement is not an average of bachelor's and master's degrees. If you meet the requirement, please email our Graduate Advisor (firstname.lastname@example.org) a copy of your most recent unofficial transcript and a resume. After a review of your transcript and resume by the Graduate Admissions Committee, you will receive instructions on how to waive the application fee.