Mechanical Engineering

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Non Degree

Required Supporting Documents


  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • There is no minimum score necessary to apply.  Recently admitted students typically have had a GRE Quantitative score above 162.
  • Official Copy of All Completed Diplomas
  • Diversity Essay (optional)
    • 500 words or less (recommended, not required)
    • Describe your leadership, work experience, service experience, or other significant involvement with racial, ethnic, socio-economic, or educational communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in higher education, and how these experiences would promote a diversity of views, experiences, and ideas in the pursuit of research, scholarship, and creative excellence.
  • Resume

English Proficiency Requirements


Master's Degree Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA):
    • Recently admitted students have had an average GPA of 3.7.
    • The minimum recommended GPA to apply is 3.2.

Doctoral Degree Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA):
    • Admission to our PhD program is quite competitive. Recently admitted students have had an average GPA of 3.7. We fund all of our PhD students with fellowships or assistantships.
    • The minimum recommended GPA to apply is 3.2.
  • Master's Degree Completion:
    • Required, except for those applying for Direct PhD

Application Deadlines


  • Fall Spring Summer
    December 1 September 15 No Entry

Program Contact Information


Purdue West Lafayette campus