Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) program consists of 30 credit hours of graduate level coursework OR 24 credit hours plus 6 credits of Master's Thesis. While this page is aimed at those wishing to have a full-time campus experience, be sure to also visit our online and hybrid options webpage. Students interested in our full-time campus experience are able to complete all degree requirements below, including the optional thesis, in as little as 18 to 24 months. See admission requirements and application link below.


  1. The following four "Core" courses are required (12 credits)
    1. MEEG 690: Intermediate Engineering Mathematics
    2. Three from the following list
      1. MEEG 610: Intermediate Solid Mechanics
      2. MEEG 620: Intermediate Dynamics
      3. MEEG 630: Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
      4. MEEG 640: Intermediate Heat Transfer
      5. MEEG 621: Linear Systems
      6. MEEG 683: Orthopedic Biomechanics
  2. Three additional graduate level mechanical engineering electives (9 credits)

    If pursuing the thesis option, 6 credits of Master's Thesis must be completed toward requirement B, with the final 3 credits chosen from the MEEG Core (beyond those already used toward requirement A) or MEEG graduate electives. If not pursuing the thesis option, all 9 credits must be chosen from remaining MEEG Core (see A, b) or MEEG graduate electives. Approved MEEG graduate electives may include courses used to satisfy the Graduate Certificate in Composites Manufacturing and Engineering.

  3. Three additional graduate level electives (9 credits)

    These graduate courses must be in engineering, mathematics, science, or another field related to the student's academic focus. Courses must be selected with the documented approval of the department's Graduate Committee.

  4. One semester of MEEG 600 seminar (0 credits)

See official program policy statement for details. For more information about the campus based program, contact


The following minimum criteria apply:

  • A baccalaureate degree in mechanical engineering or in a closely allied field of science or mathematics.
  • An undergraduate grade point average in engineering, science and mathematics courses of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) combined Quantitative and Verbal score of 308 (1200).
  • International applicants: The TOEFL with a minimum of 100 on the IBT and a speaking score of 20. IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5 with no individual sub-score below 6.0 on the IELTS alternative.
  • Three letters of recommendation from former teachers or supervisors.
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Complete the ME graduate supplemental document

All items should uploaded into your graduate application. Admission is selective and competitive based on the number of well qualified applicants and the research opportunities available with the faculty. Meeting the stated minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission. The acceptance of applicants who have already received a Master’s degree in engineering will be based on the above minimum criteria and the results of their graduate work.


Tuition rates of all programs can be seen on the Graduate Office's Tuition webpage.

Application Deadlines

MSME Fall admission:
January 31: Priority consideration for admission
July 31: Final deadline to apply

MSME Spring admission:
October 31: Priority consideration for admission
December 31: Final deadline to apply

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