Frequently Asked Questions
The UNL College of Engineering offers academic programs on three campuses in two cities: City Campus (Lincoln); East Campus (Lincoln); and Scott Campus (Omaha) and we have 24 Graduate degree options across 9 departments.
The College has seven areas of major interdisciplinary initiatives and each department has their own areas of research focus.
Research (By Department)
Once the Office of Graduate Studies receives your application, fee, and uploaded transcripts, they’ll review file and contact you if any additional information is needed. You can monitor your application status via MyRED. Each Engineering department has a Graduate Admissions Committee to decide whether an applicant will be accepted into their program. Your application will be reviewed only after you have submitted all required degree specific application materials.
Each department has their own deadlines for review.
Your statement of purpose should include a description of your goals in pursuing a graduate degree. Include the degree and major you are interested in pursuing and the area of specialization within the major that is of the most interest to you. Please indicate if you have been in communication with a faculty member in the Department regarding graduate education.
You will submit your statement of purpose and all other required documents through the admissions software when you apply online. You will also enter the names and contact information for your three references. An email will be sent to your references listed requesting a reference letter.
You should have three professionals provide letters of recommendation. These individuals should be familiar with your past academic history as well as your potential to complete a graduate program.
The Graduate Committee in each department will determine whether GRE scores are recent enough to accept. TOEFL scores are good for two years from the last date.
Students who are interested in taking courses but are not yet ready to begin a degree program should apply for nondegree post baccalaureate admission. Use the same application as in seeking a degree. Nondegree students intending to apply courses toward a degree program at a later date should consult the Department they wish to enter before enrolling.
Once your application file is complete, please allow six to eight weeks for a decision to be reached. You will be notified once a decision is made.