Mechanical Engineering (MS)

Master's students in mechanical engineering earn 30 semester credits (32 semester credits for the non-thesis option) of work beyond the baccalaureate degree. Each student is paired with a faculty adviser whose activities parallel his or her own interests, and together they design an individualized program of study. Course requirements are therefore based on personal goals, while also providing coherent, in-depth study of a particular area of mechanical engineering.

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in Engineering
  • GRE (may be waived with departmental approval)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume

Application Deadline

Applications to the master's program in Mechanical Engineering are accepted on a rolling basis.

Additional Information

Main areas of graduate study in mechanical engineering include systems and controls, engineering mechanics, materials, and thermal-fluid sciences. Students in the department are encouraged to take at least one mechanical engineering course outside the main area of interest to develop some breadth in their graduate education.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

Not all departments offer graduate assistantships. Students should inquire with the department directly to determine assistantship availability.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.

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