Graduate Programs

ANNOUNCEMENT: The final deadline for applications to the MS and PhD programs to our department has been extended to January 15, 2020! 
 



Thank you for your interest in the graduate programs in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at Illinois! 

The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering (MechSE) is a large and comprehensive department, and our Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TAM) graduate programs are among the top-ranked in the world.

MechSE offers 7 graduate degree programs:

Research-Based
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering 
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (online)
Master of Science in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Professionally-Oriented
​Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 
Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (online)

 

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.