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Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

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PhD Program

Master’s Program


General Information

Degree offered:
PhD; MS, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science; MEng, Mechanical Engineering; MEng, Materials Science and Engineering
Students receiving Financial Aid:
Approximately 85%
Part time study available:
Test required:
GRE General: Optional for 2021
Application Deadlines

Program Description

Graduate students in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) work in close collaboration with world-renowned faculty on state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary research programs. The low faculty-to-student ratio provides a close-knit scholarly community while an active Graduate Student Committee provides peer mentorship and support. The graduate curricula are uncommonly flexible whereby the students can define the academic path that best suits their professional goals. The department operates twenty different laboratories which contain a large array of experimental equipment and characterization facilities, while theoretical and analytical work is performed on a broad range of computational machines, including connections to a regional supercomputer.

Learn more about our faculty, research, and student projects at the departmental website:

Concentrations/Research Specialties

PhD in Mechanical Engineering
PhD in Materials Science

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Dynamics, Controls & Robotics
  • Materials Science & Biomaterials
  • Mechanics, Design & Computing
  • Thermal Fluids & Energy

MS in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
MEng in Mechanical Engineering
MEng in Materials Science

  • Autonomous, Intelligent Machines and Systems
  • Energy, Propulsion, and Structures for Earth and Space
  • Multi-Scale, Advanced, and Bio-Inspired Materials
  • Optimal Design of Physical and Virtual Systems
  • Design Your Own

Note: Applications for the PhD and MS programs must be submitted through The Graduate School, while applications for the two MEng programs must be submitted through the Pratt School of Engineering.  

The MEMS Department also offers the following certificates:



Spring Application

PhD and master’s