Applicants to the MSME program are expected to have completed a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering (or related field) with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants from other fields are welcome, though additional undergraduate coursework may be required prior to entry. Specific admission requirements to the program can be found on the Graduate School’s web site.
Applicants to the PhD program are expected to have completed an MS Degree in Mechanical Engineering (or related field) with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with only a BSME degree and a 3.3 GPA are also considered for direct admission to the program and may obtain an en route MSME when they satisfy the MSME non-thesis degree requirements. Applicants from other fields are welcome to apply for regular admission, though additional undergraduate coursework may be required prior to entry. Specific admission requirements to the program can be found on the Graduate School’s web site.
APPLY TO THE ME GRADUATE PROGRAM
University of Alabama ME undergraduate students with strong qualifications may enter these graduate degree programs early through UA’s Accelerated Master’s Program. These students may also double-count up to 9 hours of graduate credit for the BSME elective courses. Please refer to the AMP website for additional information.
While applications are processed on a rolling basis, international applicants are encouraged to apply early so that the required travel paperwork can be obtained from the country of origin. This paperwork must be obtained in order to travel to campus prior to classes starting. The process for obtaining this travel paperwork can often take two to six months to complete, depending on the country of origin. Applicants seeking consideration for funding should also apply early.
Funding and financial assistance is available to qualified applicants. This support is generally in the form of an assistantship or fellowship. Those interested in pursuing funding are encouraged to visit the degree specific pages (MSME or PhD) for additional information on funding opportunities as well as the process for securing funding, which is a process that is separate from admissions. Applicants are advised to contact faculty with matching research interests for inquiries about financial assistance. Applicants contacting the graduate program director or department head to inquire about funding will be referred to the appropriate page linked above.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For additional information about Mechanical Engineering graduate programs, please contact Dr. Kalyan Srinivasan, the departmental graduate program director.