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The Ingram School of Engineering has state-of-the-art multimedia-equipped classrooms, laboratories, and equipment designed to foster engineering education and research and promote active learning through lectures and hands-on experience. Graduates will be ready to make immediate contributions in professional careers or pursue doctoral studies leading to academic and research-related careers.

Students develop multidisciplinary engineering skills with academic depth and industry-driven application focus, necessary for a highly rewarding career in engineering.


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If you have program-specific questions after reviewing the program details, we encourage you to contact the following:

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Ravi Droopad
Ingram Hall (IGRM), Room 2210H

“The United States must invest in the development and recruitment of the best and brightest from here and abroad to ensure that we have the talent, expertise and ideas that will continue to spur innovation and keep our nation at the leading edge of science and technology.ˮ

— National Academy of Sciences

Course Work

The engineering program provides a practical, industry-driven focus via a long-term, targeted technical project or research thesis related to real-world engineering applications. The project or thesis will be conducted in partnership with local industries and may involve off-campus collaborations.

The program has two options: a traditional thesis option focused on an academic research topic and a directed research option focused on a practical, industry-driven project. Both options require a minimum of 31 hours with engineering and general core courses, multidisciplinary electives, a seminar and at least six hours of thesis or project. Students choose from four separate concentration areas: civil, electrical, industrial or mechanical and manufacturing.

Degree Concentration Hours Research Option Minor Option
M.S. Civil Engineering 31 Project* No minor
M.S. Civil Engineering 31 Thesis No minor
M.S. Electrical Engineering 31 Project* No minor
M.S. Electrical Engineering 31 Thesis No minor
M.S. Industrial Engineering 31 Project* No minor
M.S. Industrial Engineering 31 Thesis No minor
M.S. Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 31 Project* No minor
M.S. Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 31 Thesis No minor

The Project option is only available to admitted students after approval by the program's graduate advisor. When applying, you will be required to select the Thesis option but may change into the Project option after consultation with the graduate advisor

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With input and support from major industries, this program is designed to produce highly qualified graduates with multidisciplinary theoretical and practical skills necessary to perform effectively in all professional contexts.

Program Mission

The Ingram School of Engineering aims to provide students with an exceptional education in various disciplines of engineering, help students achieve excellence in graduate studies and research through a dedicated faculty and a nationally recognized research program, and serve the state and the nation by creating highly-skilled, diverse and motivated professionals capable of technological innovation and dedicated to the improvement of society. The Ingram School will serve students and employers by offering accredited and relevant engineering programs with input from an active Industrial Advisory Board representing local industries.

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Program Faculty

The faculty maintains high standards of teaching, research, and service in a wide spectrum of areas within civil, electrical, industrial, and mechanical and manufacturing engineering disciplines. Faculty research is facilitated by state-of-the-art laboratories in each of these areas and in multidisciplinary areas including sustainable/renewable energy, “internet of things” technologies and applications, quality healthcare delivery, technology-enhanced infrastructure, and “Smart Cities” initiative including smart grids and mobility innovation.

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Career Options

Employment growth in engineering and engineering-related jobs that require a master’s degree is expected to be strong over the next decade and beyond, according to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Graduates of this program will be ready to enter the workforce in industrial, service, and government organizations or to pursue doctoral studies leading to academic and research-related careers.

Application Process

Step 1

Review Requirements

Application Deadlines

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority February 1 February 1
Fall - Standard June 15 June 1
Spring No Admission No Admission
Summer I No Admission No Admission
Summer II No Admission No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for certain types of funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a firm basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.


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Application Fee

  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

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Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree in engineering, computer science, physics, technology, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited university. Read additional information about background course work.
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)

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GRE Scores

  • official GRE (general test only) required with competitive scores in the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections

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  • resume/CV detailing prior work experience, research experience, awards, scholarships, and other related qualifications
  • statement of purpose (two pages) conveying your research interests, plans for graduate study, and professional aspirations
  • two letters of recommendation from non-related individuals familiar with your scholarly work and/or relevant work experience

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Applicants are required to submit TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official PTE scores required with a 52 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

  This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

Additional Information

  Background Course Work
Non-credit (leveling) course work may be required prior to admission into the program if you lack sufficient background course work. Any required leveling course work must be completed with grades of B or better prior to admission.