How to apply
We are always interested in hearing from students world-wide who expect to continue their graduate studies. We are looking for motivated students with high academic achievement. If you think that you fit this description, we encourage you to apply via the
application website. Please DO NOT send e-mails requesting advice on your chances of acceptance. For additional resource information,
please visit the graduate school website for University
office of international students and scholars (OISS).
- We expect applicants to have a grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or better for the B.S. degree program or the last two years of course work
for MS program applicants; and minimum GPA of 3.25 (4.0 scale) for
Ph.D. program applicants.
- We expect the GRE scores of Verbal + Quantitative to be 300 (1100 in old
800 point scale) or higher. We especially encourage applicants with scores
above 70th percentile in the Quantitative GRE exam (>155, or >700 in old 800
point scale) to apply.
- Students whose native language is not English, must take the TOEFL or
IELTS unless they have completed BS/MS degrees at an English speaking
university. The minimum acceptable score for applicants is 550 for TOEFL (213
computer based or 79 internet based), or 6.5 for IELTS.
- For PhD program applicants, research and/or industrial experience, three letters of recommendation,
and a statement of purpose are an important part of the application package.
- Research assistantships are awarded by individual faculty. Directly
contact faculty with research programs that interest you to inquire about
available research assistantships. Contact faculty for research assistantships
as early as possible. This can done before applications are submitted to the
There are also a limited number of departmental teaching assistantships
awarded to exceptional students. Only students who submit completed
applications to the graduate program will be considered for departmental
teaching assistantships. Assistantships cover tuition, health insurance, and
provide a stipend for living expenses.
- In addition to the official application, please email your CV, including
GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores to the ME Graduate Program director, Dr. Henry Fu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- International applicants: $95.00 non-refundable application fee
- Domestic applicants: $60, nonrefundable; $40 for returning students and UNR alumni.
For strong applicants the ME department reimburses application fees for
students after they enroll at UNR. To qualify applicants must have high GPA
and/or GRE Q score (GPA>3.5; QRE Quantitative >80th percentile). Supplemental
awards to assist with moving expenses are also available for especially
outstanding applicants. Inquiries please contact Dr. Henry Fu (email@example.com),
the ME Graduate Program director.
To be given full consideration for admission, applications must be received
by January 15 for the fall semester and September 1 for the spring