Masters Degree Admission Requirements
Full admission to the MS program requires the equivalent of an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering or in a related area with a grade point average of 3.000 (out of 4) for (1) the last two years of undergraduate work, (2) all engineering courses, and (3) mathematics and physical science courses. Each applicant's academic record is evaluated prior to admission to the program to determine the applicant's potential for success in graduate study.
Doctoral Degree Admission Requirements
Admission to any PhD program in engineering requires that the student has completed (or nearly completed) a master's degree in engineering or any of the physical sciences with a grade point average of 3.500 (out of 4).
Scores for the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) must be submitted. Some students may find it necessary to take prerequisite courses to be able to meet the course breadth requirements. The student is recommended to the graduate dean for admission by the department chairperson in consultation with the graduate coordinator of the department.
Direct PhD Admission of BS Graduates in Mechanical Engineering
The Mechanical Engineering Department offers direct admission for truly exceptional students to its PhD program. Applicants must have consistent and exceptional credentials throughout all their academic career - including a program GPA equivalent of 3.5 / 4.0 or higher in an undergraduate mechanical or closely related engineering program. A minimum combined GRE score of 310 or greater in Verbal and Quantitative skills and a minimum score of 3.5 in Analytical Writing skill are required. Also, applicants are expected to demonstrate proven undergraduate research experience. All other application requirements for PhD program, such as a statement of Purpose and two professional reference letters, and undergraduate prerequisites are required.