Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E.) program provides students who already have an undergraduate engineering degree with the credentials and background to pursue a career in industrial research and development. Additionally, students from diverse basic-science backgrounds will be given the fundamental technical-engineering expertise necessary to work in an interdisciplinary field such as bioengineering or material science. The program provides engineers who are currently employed with a means to further their technical capabilities through part-time study.
The graduate program in Mechanical Engineering is driven by faculty research interests that include renewable and alternative energy, composites, fluid and thermal systems, biofluidics, biomechanics, computational fluid dynamics, dynamical systems, chaotic advection and mixing, and plasma physics. Research support is provided through grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, National Institutes of Health, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Graduates with the M.S. in Mechanical Engineering are employed in high-tech industries and government laboratories in design, analysis, and applications. Typical employers include manufacturing companies; pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies; companies involved in research and development in fluid flow and heat transfer; computer-aided designers and manufacturers; computer technology firms; and government offices such as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Students who complete an M.S.M.E. with a thesis are prepared to enter a doctoral program.
An undergraduate engineering degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited or equivalent institution. Students with a strong background in physical sciences, biology, and mathematics may also be considered for admission.
In addition to submitting an application with the required supporting material, other admission requirements include:
•At least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) undergraduate GPA
•A minimum score of 450 verbal, 650 quantitative, and 4.5 analytical on the GRE
# of Credits Required:
International Student Requirements:
For applicants whose native language is not English – a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based test, 550 on the paper-based test, and 79 on the internet-based test on the TOEFL, or a 6.5 on the academic version of the IELTS is required.
International applicants must submit an official transcripts and a copy of the degree, diploma, or certificate awarded whereby the academic institution validates completion and conferral. Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions must be submitted for the applicant by the university, even if only one course was taken. Applicants who attended institutions that do not issue complete academic records in English must submit official copies of native language records and literal translations into English prepared by an appropriate university or government official.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Cost Per Credit Hour:
775 in-state; 1048 out-of-state USD
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Extensive
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000 and above