Applying to MechSE Graduate Programs

ANNOUNCEMENT: Between September 16, 2019, and January 15, 2020, the Grainger College of Engineering is offering an application fee waiver to domestic applicants who apply to a Grainger Engineering PhD program and who hold a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA in their undergraduate degree. Qualified applicants must select the option “Are you applying for the 3.5 GPA or higher app fee waiver?” from the dropdown box in the “Fee Section” of the online admission application. Applicants must meet the admission requirements to enter the department’s PhD program in order to receive the application fee waiver. Applicants who have questions may contact Rhonda McElroy, Executive Director of Graduate Programs, at

Applicants should have or be in their final year of a BS in Mechanical Engineering or a closely-related field from an accredited college in the United States or an approved institution of higher learning abroad. Other Engineering disciplines, Math, and Physics are considered closely-related fields. 

Acceptance rate to our MS/PhD programs: ~15%

PhD students who are funded for the duration of their doctoral program: ~95%

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