Prerequisites & admission criteria
Applicants with an engineering degree do not need to complete any specific coursework before applying.
Applicants without an engineering degree must complete:
Math coursework through Calculus I, Calculus II, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations.
At least one year of college-level physics, preferably calculus-based.
Grades and test scores
We do not have minimum GPA or GRE requirements.
A GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale is preferred (but not required) for admission to the PhD program, and at least 3.2 is preferred (but not required) for the MS program. Applicants with a GPA below the preferred level may still apply and be considered, but will have a lower chance of admission.
A baccalaureate degree in engineering or in a physical or biological science is required.
A Master's degree is not required to apply to the PhD program. Students may apply to begin the PhD program directly after completing the undergraduate degree.
Individuals who already hold a PhD in engineering from any institution should not apply and will not be considered.
It’s extremely rare for international students to be admitted to our Master's program, which is a terminal degree program. Students interested in ultimately earning a PhD should apply directly to the PhD program by the PhD deadline.