Admission Criteria

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Admission is competitive for all masters and doctoral programs. Admission is determined by the following:

  • Department, degree, and concentration of interest.
  • Transcripts of your academic record.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The GRE general test is required of all applicants, including University of Michigan graduates who apply to CoE Ph.D. programs. The College of Engineering has no minimum score requirement, however individual engineering departments have the discretion to set minimum scores as desired for the combined Verbal and Quantitative tests or for the Analytical Writing test.
  • The GRE is required for admission to some but not all Master’s programs. GRE scores are waived for applicants to the SGUS Master’s program (Sequential Graduate/Undergraduate Studies). For any questions regarding GRE requirements and the admission application please contact the engineering department of interest.
  • Three recommendations from people who are familiar with your work, in particular faculty members who have supervised your coursework or research.
  • A statement of purpose describing your graduate study objectives.
  • A personal statement for any additional information or extenuating circumstances.
  • An applicant with a degree from an institution where the language of instruction is not English is required to provide official score reports from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA is a large factor in master's and Ph.D. admission consideration. The College of Engineering is a selective institution for admission consideration. Please contact individual departments for further information.

Admissions Application Tips:

Letter of Recommendation

Statement of Purpose