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Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department
We welcome applications from students interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. To make sure we’re a good fit for your specific research interests, browse our website and faculty directory to learn more about their expertise.
All materials are submitted electronically through the online application system, mailed or emailed materials will not be accepted. Please review the following sections prior to starting your application.
September 15 is the priority deadline to be considered for financial assistance. Applications received after this date will be considered if space is available. November 1 is the final deadline for accepting applications including IUG applications.
January 15 is the priority deadline to be considered for financial assistance. Applications received after this date will be considered if space is available. April 15 is the final deadline for accepting applications including IUG applications.
To be considered for admission to the graduate program in Mechanical Engineering (ME), applicants must have earned a B.S. degree in mechanical or industrial engineering with a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
For students from disciplines other than mechanical engineering, some remedial coursework may be needed. Prior to applying, consult with the MSME Director of Graduate Studies or Department Head for a review and assessment of your academic background and potential coursework need.
Required sections of the application
Mechanical Engineering Form
Test Scores – Upload TOEFL or IELTS scores if required. See English Language proficiency requirements. GRE scores are optional
Recommendations – 2 letters of recommendation are required (waived for IUG applicants)
For the materials section, the following are required
Personal Statement – Include your general and specific research interests, career goals, faculty you are interested in working with, and identify faculty you have been in contact with
Resume/CV - Please list your technical publications and conference presentations
The following are optional
Extenuating Circumstances Statement (If needed)
Description of Research
Writing sample is not used by our program
Special Application Requirements
International and domestic applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. In addition, federal immigration regulations prohibit the University from issuing a visa document to any student who has not satisfied this requirement.
TOEFL Score - Acceptable English Proficiency Test. The institution code for the University of Minnesota Duluth campus is 6873.
The TOEFL score is sent directly to the Graduate School Admissions Office.
The following minimum scores must be obtained from one of the following English Proficiency exams:
TOEFL exam (internet based): Total score of 79 with a writing subscore of 21 and a reading subscore of 19
IELTS Exam: Total score of 65.5 with a writing subscore of 6.5 and reading subscore of 6.5
MELAB: Total score of 80
Visit the Graduate School website for complete information on English Proficiency requirements.