Incoming students should have a background in the core areas of mechanical engineering, including statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, dynamic systems and control, fluid mechanics, and solid mechanics. If you don't have background in one or more of these areas, faculty can help identify the additional courses you should take before completing our program.
M.S. applicants: A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Ph.D. applicants: A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.25
M.S. and Ph.D. applicants: GRE is highly recommended, but not required, to apply. Candidates with a combined GRE verbal and quantitative score of at least 300 and quantitative scores above 155 are especially encouraged to apply.
For international applicants to both the M.S. and Ph.D. program: A minimum TOEFL of 79 or IELTS of 6.5
Letters of recommendation
M.S. and Ph.D. applicants: Three letters of recommendation
Please note you do not need to upload letters. Your recommenders will be notified by email after you complete your online application.
Statement of purpose
M.S. and Ph.D. applicants: A statement of purpose (approximately 1-2 pages), describing research interests and career goals. Candidates are expected to clearly indicate their research interests as well as the faculty members they are interested in working with.