M.S. Mechanical Engineering
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate work leading to both the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering and in materials science. Applicants for admission typically have a general background in one of the following areas, depending on degree program and interest: engineering, physics, applied physics, applied mathematics, materials science, mechanics, metallurgy, or chemistry.
Faculty research in the department falls into two broad categories: solid mechanics-materials science, and fluid mechanics-plasma physics. Much of this work is interdisciplinary and takes advantage of links between the Department and the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound (RCBU) and the School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD), as well as the Departments of Physics and Astronomy (DPA) and Biomedical Engineering (BME) in the College.
Application consists of the following parts:
- A Full Online Application.
- Personal Statement.
- Official transcripts from each university that you have attended - they should be mailed directly to the department on the address below.
- Official copies of GRE scores (University code 2928 and Department code 1502).
- Official copies of TOEFL scores for applicants whose native language is not English (University code 2928, department 68). A minimum TOEFL score of 600 or 95 IBT is required for admittance. We will also accept IELTS.
- Three letters of recommendation submitted electronically. Instructions for those will be available at the application site.
- You may upload transcripts and test scores with the online application. Copies may be used for review but originals are needed for admission.
Supplementary information for applicants that are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
Any documents or letters submitted in support of your application should be in English or should be accompanied by an English translation. Please do not send secondary school records.
The University requires applicants whose native language is not English to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum TOEFL score of 600 or 95 IBT is required for admittance. Official copies of the TOEFL score will be sent directly to us if you specify the University of Rochester code 2928 and Mechanical Engineering code 68 when ordering the report.
To obtain a visa for study in the United States, international students must present the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 or IAP-66) at a U.S. consulate or embassy and demonstrate full proof of ability to pay all tuition and living expenses for the first year of study. Note: University fellowships may not cover all of these expenses; students will ordinarily need some additional funds. The International Student Office will issue the I-20 or IAP-66 after a student has been admitted and demonstrated proof of his/her ability to pay all expenses for at least the first year of study.
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