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 -- 550 Paper based, 79 Internet based
- MELAB -- 80
- IELTS -- 6.5
Submit your application and supporting materials through the UMN Graduate School’s online application. Do not mail any materials or application information to the Department.
Test Information (Self Reported)
Awards & Activities
Letters of Recommendation
Statement #1: Statement of Purpose
Pay this fee through the online application.
Unofficial transcripts or academic records should be uploaded directly to the online application. Please do not mail in paper copies of your transcripts.
If you are admitted, the University will then request official copies of your transcripts or academic records.
Letter should be requested from three persons familiar with your performance in an academic or non-academic (i.e. work) setting and who can comment on your potential for success in graduate school. Preference is for recommenders from academia. AEM does not have a specific form or format for letters of recommendation.
The TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS is generally required of all applicants whose first language is not English, regardless of U.S. Citizenship status.
Our department does not require GRE scores for admission, but if submitted they will be taken into consideration.
You may upload your CV or resume. Please list any publications and awards on your CV, but do not upload any publications or awards.
You can upload additional materials to your application after submission, however you must contact us first. Once you have department approval, follow these instructions
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. May 15th is the final application deadline, though we strongly urge applicants to submit their application well before this deadline.
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.
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.