Graduate Degree Programs


We invite you to learn more about our MS, PhD, and M.Eng.ME programs at MechSE at Illinois!

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The final deadline to apply to MS and PhD programs for Fall 2021 has been extended to December 15, 2020.

The final deadline to apply to M.Eng.ME programs for Fall 2021 is June 15, 2021.



MS/PhD Admissions Deadline Extension for Fall 2021 Applications

The MechSE department will continue to accept applications to our MS and PhD programs until 11:59 PM Central Standard Time on Tuesday, December 15.

Application Fee Waiver Programs

Domestic PhD applicants (US citizens and USLPRs) who have a current GPA of 3.5/4.0 or above will receive an application fee waiver for their PhD applications. Please select "application fee waiver" when you submit your application.

Applicants (including international students) with outstanding qualifications and limited financial resources are encouraged to inquire about waivers of the application fee. 

Please contact Amy Williams at if you have any questions about application fee waivers.

GRE Policy for Fall 2021

The Mechanical Science and Engineering Department will not accept or review GRE scores for any applicants to any of our graduate programs for the Fall 2021 admissions cycle.