Application Deadline

Fall: January 15
Spring: September 15
Otherwise: Rolling admission

Application Checklist
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies:
  • Apply at:
  • $50 non-refundable application processing fee
  • One set of transcripts
  • Verification of English proficiency (non-native English speakers)
  • If not a US citizen and expect to obtain an F or J visa, provide financial information
  • International students: Upload copies of all college-or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

Required by Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
  • Bachelor of Science in mechanical Engineering or a closely related area such as Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, etc.
  • Students from U.S. institutions are expected to have a GPA of at least 3.2/4.0 for B.S. courses or 3.3/4.0 for any M.S. level courses.
  • GRE
    • Waived for 2021 applicants
    • Waived for those who have a degree from a US institution that is ABET-accredited
    • Note: department recommends a minimum GRE score of 305 with quantitative score of 155
  • Statement of purpose including research interests and objectives
  • Resume or CV
  • Three letters of recommendations


Specialty areas and courses

  • Graduate study in the department may be highly focused in a single area or be an individually designed interdisciplinary program.
  • There are nine areas of specialty in the program, including:
    • Thermal Sciences
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Solid Mechanics
    • Systems, Design and Controls
    • Dynamics and Vibrations
    • Computational Methods
    • Materials Engineering
    • Manufacturing
    • Biomedical Engineering