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Admission Graduate Requirements | MAME | SIU

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to the M.S. program in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering Science with emphasis in Mechanical Engineering must meet the admission standards set by the Graduate School and have a bachelor's degree in engineering or its equivalent. A student whose undergraduate training is deficient may be required to take coursework without graduate credit.

A non-refundable application fee of $50 must be submitted with the application. Attach your check or money order, payable to Southern Illinois University, to the top of the application form. Please do not send cash. Only checks or money orders payable to United States banks will be accepted.

Masters of Science (M.S.) in Mechanical Engineering

In order to be admitted to a M.S. degree program in MAME, an applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or have completed all undergraduate degree requirements prior to the beginning of the classes for the term for which admission is sought. The applicant must have earned a grade point average (GPA) of 2.70 or better (A = 4.00) on approximately the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework. Applicants to master’s degree level study may begin the admissions process when they need no more than 32 semester hours beyond the credit shown on their transcript at the time of application to complete all requirements for the bachelor’s degree.  An applicant who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and whose GPA is below 2.70 may be admitted as a non-declared student and may later apply to a degree program when 12 or more graduate semester hours of graded graduate work at SIUC have been completed. A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required in courses for which grades of A, B, C, D, F have been assigned. Please note that some U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be required to meet the Graduate School’s English language requirement.  Any applicant who has completed 12 or more semester hours of graded graduate work at an accredited U.S. educational institution, and who has a GPA of 3.00 or better on all graduate work, may be exempted from the 2.7 undergraduate grade point average requirements.  Any student with fewer than 12 hours of graduate work may be admitted to the Graduate School on the basis of undergraduate GPA only.

Applicants are required to submit GRE scores in support of their application for admission. Except for persons from English-speaking countries, international students are required to have a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper score) or 213 (computer score) or 80 (internet score) or an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher for admission.

Ph.D. in Engineering Science with emphasis in ME

Admission to the doctoral program requires a master’s degree in engineering or its equivalent. Applicants for the doctoral degree must meet Graduate School admission requirements and be approved by the college graduate studies committee. The committee ordinarily requires a grade point average of 3.25 (4 point scale) in graduate level work.

Applicants are required to submit GRE scores in support of their application for admission. Except for persons from English-speaking countries, international students are required to have a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper score) or 213 (computer score) or 80 (internet score) or an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher for admission.