Prospective Students

MURI graduate students talking
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Patrick O'Leary

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a four-year B.S. degree in engineering, science, or mathematics with a grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Students without an engineering background should consult with the AEM Director of Graduate Studies prior to applying.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required for admission, but if you have taken it, we encourage you to list your scores on your application. Your scores will be considered, but will not be a primary factor for admission.

Students whose native language is not English are required to achieve the minimum score on one of the following exams:

  • TOEFL -- 79 Total Score, Internet based (Writing Subscore: 21, Reading Subscore: 19)
  • MELAB -- 80 Total Score
  • IELTS -- 6.5 Total Score (Writing Subscore: 6.5, Reading Subscore: 6.5)


If you wish to be considered for financial aid, you must apply by December 15. Applications received after December 15 will be considered on a space available basis. 

We admit graduate students for Fall semester only. Very rarely will students be allowed to begin their studies at another time during the academic year.

May 15 is the final application deadline, though we strongly urge applicants to submit their application well before this deadline.

Review & Decision

Once your application is submitted and all supporting materials received, we will begin our review. For applications submitted by December 15, we typically have admit/deny decisions by mid-February.

Admission decisions are communicated through the online application system.