University of Michigan

College of Engineering

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering


University of Michigan

426 Thompson St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSE; MS; MEng, PhD-Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering offers graduate study in the exciting field of engineering for the marine environment and will prepare the individual for a career in many aspects of the field. This includes engineering related to the design and production of all kinds of vehicles, structures, and systems to operate successfully in the harsh demanding marine environment. The department offers a Master of Science (thesis), a Master of Science in Engineering (non-thesis), a Master of Engineering in Concurrent Marine Design, and a Doctoral Program. Admission to the graduate programs is granted to students who have a successful record in their previous studies (the college recommends a minimum GPA of 3.2) and show a strong potential to succeed in studies at the advanced level. For any of the degree programs, a complete application will include an official transcript from all post-secondary schools and a statement of purpose, personal statement and three letters of recommendation sent directly to the department and a Rackham Graduate School application found online. GRE scores are not normally required for M.S.E, M.S. or M.Eng. applicants unless the applicant wishes to be considered for financial aid. However, all Ph.D. applicants are required to complete the GRE, achieving a cumulative minimum score of 1200 on the Quantitative and Verbal segments and 4.0 on the Analytical written segment. For international students a TOEFL is required with a minimum score of 220 computer-based and 560 on the paper test. The deadline line is January 15 for those wishing to be considered for financial aid. Applications are now web-based and can be found on our website with links to Rackham Graduate School applications.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL exam

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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