Admissions Requirements and Standards

Here you will find everything you need to get started on your application, which you can complete online.

General Requirements

To be eligible for admission as a graduate student, you must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution involving a minimum of 4 years of full-time study
  • Have achieved a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0

Attention will be given to the listing of schools by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Computer Science Accreditation Board (CSAB), and by the various regional accrediting associations.

If you wish to enter a graduate field of study different from the undergraduate field in which you earned your bachelor’s degree, you must anticipate the possibility of taking prerequisite courses for which graduate credit may not be given.

NOTE: GRE scores are now required for all applicants to all full-time programs (both Master's and PhD programs).

NOTE: Some majors and programs have additional requirements and application procedures. Review online descriptions or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for details.

Application Deadlines

  Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015
Applicants to Full-Time Master's degree programs Nov 1, 2013 Mar 1, 2014 Nov 1, 2014 Mar 1, 2015
Applicants to Part-Time Master's degree programs Dec 1, 2013 Jun 30, 2014 Dec 1, 2014 Jun 15, 2015
Applicants to Doctoral degree programs Nov 1, 2013 Jan 15th, 2014 Nov 1, 2014 Dec 15, 2014

Notes: Applications received after the above deadlines will be reviewed on a space-available basis. Applications are not accepted for Summer or Winter sessions.

Application Checklist

Required forms and detailed descriptions for items in this list are in the online application.

  • Online application (including $75 nonrefundable application fee)
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
  • Letters of Recommendation (minimum of 2)
  • Personal Statement
  • Resumé / C.V.
  • GRE for FULL-TIME APPLICANTS: Official GRE Scores sent from ETS (www.ets.org/gre) are required for all full-time programs (School code: 2668) except the MS in Integrated Digital Media.
  • GRE for PART-TIME APPLICANTS: Part-time programs in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, FInancial Engineering, and Systems Engineering require you to submit Official GRE Scores from ETS (www.ets.org/gre)
  • GMAT Scores (May be submitted instead of GRE only for certain Technology Management programs only) (School code: 2668)
  • Official TOEFL (www.ets.org/toefl) or IELTS Scores (For international applicants only) (School code: 2668)
  • Certification of Finances (For international applicants only; sent after admission)