M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

The Master of Science program in Mechanical Engineering is designed to offer students the opportunity to prepare for leadership roles in careers with industry, government, or educational institutions.

A thesis option is offered for research-oriented students. A non-thesis option is available for students who prefer a practice-oriented degree in engineering.

Program Information

Why pursue a Masters in Mechanical Engineering?

  • Nationally and internationally recognized faculty working on leading research projects funded by federal agencies, as well as industry, in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.
  • Hands-on experiences and employment opportunities due to strong links with industry.
  • A diverse environment with faculty, staff, and students.

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Research Taking Place in the M.S. in Mechanical Engineering Program

Concentration Areas

  • Biomechanics and Bioengineering
  • Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering
  • Mechanical Systems and Design
  • Mechanics and Materials
  • Thermal and Fluid Systems


  • Advanced Robotics and Manipulators
  • Bone and Vascular Biomechanics
  • Biometric Triage Monitoring
  • Computational Structural Reliability
  • Computational Bioengineering
  • Dynamic Systems and Controls
  • Explosive Device Detection and Blast Injury Effects
  • Flexible Automation and RFID Applications
  • Lean Manufacturing Assessment and Measurement
  • Multiphase Flow
  • Network-Centric Manufacturing
  • Renewable Energy

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Course Scheduling and Offerings

  • Professional engineers in R&D, Enterprise Process Engineering, Manufacturing, etc.
  • Research personnel of national labs, NASA, Department of Defense.
  • Manufacturing in general.
  • Automobile industry.
  • Aerospace industry.
  • Major Defense Contractors, such as General Dynamics, Lockheed, Boeing.

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M.S. in Mechanical Engineering Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Admissions requirements and pre-requisites
Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study.
Specific Degree Requirements
Graduate Studies Application
Department Application
Test Scores
General GRE required
Resume or CV
Letters of Recommendation
Statement of Purpose
Minimum TOEFL Score
500 paper/61 internet

Please visit the Graduate Admissions Deadline page for a list of application deadlines.

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