Graduate Degree Programs

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

The final deadline to apply to MS and PhD programs for Fall 2021 has been extended to January 20, 2021, with January 6, 2021 as the priority deadline.

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


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 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.