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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. 


Deadlines to know

The final deadline to apply to MS and PhD programs for Fall 2021 is January 20, 2021 (with priority deadline of January 6, 2021).

The final deadline to apply to M.Eng.ME programs for Fall 2021 is June 15, 2021 and for Spring 2022, November 1st. International students needing visa support should apply earlier to insure time for visa processing to occur. 

Announcements

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 with outstanding qualifications and limited financial resources are encouraged to inquire about waivers of the application fee. 

Please contact mechse-grad@illinois.edu if you have any questions about application fee waivers for PhD programs.

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 January 20, 2021 (final deadline), with January 6, 2021 as the priority deadline. 


GRE Policy 
Currently, the Mechanical Science and Engineering Department will not accept or review GRE scores for any applicants for any of our graduate programs.

PhD Remote Registration Policy
Due to the current problems students may be encountering because of COVID, MechSE is allowing 1 semester of remote registration for newly admitted PhD students who desire to register for courses and remain in their home country. Should a second remote semester be needed, students will need to submit a separate request which will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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Please note that MechSE's graduate programs office is now physically closed due to the COVID-19 virus. Please use the email addresses on the left to reach us.