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The Department of Mechanical Engineering established the following admission requirements for the Ph.D. seen below. All other program admission requirements are contained within the program pages and include our full-time, campus MSME, our part-time online/hybrid MSME, our Graduate Certificate in Composite Manufacturing and Engineering, and our Graduate Certificate in Composite Materials.

Requirements for Admission to the PhD

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 graduate supplemental document

All items should be 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. Learn more about our high impact PhD program.

Financial Aid

Awards of financial assistantships, which includes graduate tuition and a competitive stipend, are made to applicants of the PhD program on the basis of merit. For information on current tuition and fees please visit Student Financial Services.

Application Deadlines

PhD Fall admission:
January 15: Priority consideration for admission and to be considered for departmental funding.
March 1: Final deadline to apply.

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