Graduate Admission Requirements
Cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA: 3.0/4.0
GRE score* minimum:
For tests taken prior to Oct. 1, 2002: 1600 (combined)
For tests taken on or after Oct. 1, 2002: 1000 (quantitative + verbal) 3.0 (analytical writing)
Typical admitted quantitative score is 650 minimum.
TOEFL minimum: 550/213**
Meeting the minimum GPA and test score requirements does not guarantee admission. Test scores and GPA are only two of several important factors considered. Admission as a regular graduate student normally requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, metallurgical engineering, materials engineering or engineering mechanics. A candidate with a bachelor's degree in another field, and with proficiency in other engineering disciplines, mathematics and physics, may also be eligible for admission. However, students must remove any deficiencies in essential undergraduate courses that are prerequisites for the chosen degree program in addition to meeting the other requirements of the graduate program.
The associate chair serves as a temporary adviser to new full-time and part-time graduate students admitted to the department as matriculated students until an appropriate faculty member is selected as the adviser. Students are responsible for following the departmental procedures for graduate study. A guide to graduate study in the department is available for download here and in the MMAE main office (Engineering 1 Bldg., Room 243) to all registered MMAE graduate students, and should be consulted regularly for information on procedures, deadlines, forms and examinations. Departmental seminars and colloquia are conducted on a regular basis. All full-time graduate students must register for the MMAE 593 seminar course each semester and attend them regularly.
The department reserves the right to review and approve or deny the application for admission of any prospective degree-seeking student. Non-degree graduate students who intend to seek a graduate degree from the department must maintain a GPA of 3.0 and must apply for admission as a degree-seeking student prior to the completion of nine credit hours of study. A maximum of nine credit hours of approved coursework taken as a non-degree student and passed with a grade of "B" or better may be applied to the degree.
Maintaining the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee admission to MMAE graduate degree programs. No more than nine credit hours of coursework taken as a non-degree graduate student may be completed before filing a subsequent program of study for an advanced degree.
** Revised GRE General Test - Score Concordance Information
* Paper-based test score/computer-based test score.