MME - Graduate Admission Requirements



Graduate Admission Requirements


Students applying for a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree in one of the Mechanical & Materials Engineering areas should have:

  • For M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM):
    • A Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related area to MEAM (Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, etc.)
  • For Ph.D. in Materials Engineering:
    • A Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or related areas of science, engineering or mathematics.
  • For Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering:
    • A Bachelor of Science in engineering, science, or mathematics.

Ph.D. applicants may apply to enter the Ph.D. program directly after completing a B.S. (preferred) or after completing an M.S. Students with less closely related academic backgrounds may be required to take additional prerequisite course work. All programs require:

  • Transcripts of prior studies
  • Resume or CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose including research interests and objectives

Additional requirements are specified below. Supporting documents may be included for consideration.

Applications are evaluated as they arrive, and full processing of an application requires approximately two months after completion. Online applications and information request forms may be obtained from the Office of Graduate Studies.

Students from U.S. Institutions:

  • Students from U.S. institutions are expected to have a GPA of at least 3.2/4.0 for B.S. courses and at least a GPA of 3.3/4.0 for any M.S. level courses.
  • If the student is from a program that is not ABET accredited, then a GRE score is required.

Students from Foreign Institutions:

Foreign students without degrees from United States institutions are required to show a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (79 Internet-based, 213 Computer based), or IELTS 6.5.

  • M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM):
    • A GRE general examination score is required. A minimum GRE Quantitative of 155 (64%, 700), and a minimum GRE Quantitative + Verbal of 305 is expected.
  • Ph.D. in Materials Engineering:
    • A GRE general examination score is required.
  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering:
    • A GRE general examination score is required.