Applying to MechSE Graduate Programs

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. 
 

Choosing Your Graduate Program

GPA + GRE + TOEFL/IELTS Requirements

Do I Have to Take or Retake the TOEFL/IELTS?

Application Deadlines

Graduate Application Checklist

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


Applying to M.Eng.ME

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

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 and cite 'GPA' as the reason for the request.

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 acate2@illinois.edu if you have any questions about application fee waivers for PhD programs.


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.