NOTICE: The GRE requirement will be waived for all applicants applying to Mechanical Engineering graduate programs for Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022 due to the COVID pandemic.

Current Graduate Students

Graduate Student Handbook

Currently enrolled Department of Mechanical Engineering graduate students should consult the Handbook with respect to questions regarding:

  • Enrollment Information (includes Grading)
  • Master of Science Degree (includes Thesis and Non-Thesis Requirements)
  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree (includes Qualifying Exam, Comprehensive Exam, and Dissertation Requirements)
  • Graduate Course Listing
  • Flowcharts for Progress to Degree

Scholarships/Fellowships/Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA)/Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA)

All currently enrolled Department of Mechanical Engineering graduate students are considered for scholarships, fellowships, and GTA positions each semester. GRA positions are dependent on faculty research and enrolled students should contact individual faculty members regarding their research openings.

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