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11.2 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants for graduate work in engineering must apply for admission to the Graduate School of the University. Regular admission to graduate study may be granted to applicants who

  • have earned baccalaureate degrees from institutions with programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or, for applicants for computer science programs, programs accredited by ABET or the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB)

  • have overall grade point averages of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours completed

Each applicant is required to submit a statement of purpose as part of the application packet; there are no exceptions.

 

All students, except University Scholars students, who are applying to engineering is required to submit a GRE score.

 

Other appropriate requirements may be established by the individual engineering departments.

 

Regular admission may also be granted to applicants who are not graduates of ABET- or CSAB-accredited programs and who have Graduate Record Examination general test scores of 1000 or higher, as specified by the department of interest. Each applicant should have the equivalent of a 3.0 or higher grade point average (as in requirements listed above). Other appropriate requirements may be established by the individual engineering departments.

 

International Admission. International applicants for engineering graduate programs must satisfy the above requirements and must also have TOEFL scores of at least 550 or IELTS score of at least 6.5. The student's proposed plan of study shall include a schedule for removing any undergraduate course deficiencies.

 

Conditional Admission. Conditional admission may be granted to applicants who

  • have earned baccalaureate degrees from institutions with programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or, for applicants for computer science programs, institutions accredited by ABET or the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB)

  • have overall grade point averages of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

Other appropriate requirements may be established by the individual engineering departments.

 

Conditional admission may be granted to applicants who are not graduates of ABET- or CSAB-accredited programs and who have Graduate Record Examination general test scores of 1000 or higher, as specified by the department of interest. Each applicant should have the equivalent of a 2.5 or higher grade point average (as in requirements listed above). Other appropriate requirements may be established by the individual engineering departments.

 

A student admitted conditionally is required to maintain a "B" average for the first 12 semester hours of graduate coursework and to remove any conditions imposed for admission in order to continue graduate study.

 

Applicants with GPAs of less than 2.5 (out of a possible 4.0) may be considered for admission to the Graduate School only after demonstrating the ability to pursue advanced work

successfully.

See the Admission Criteria section of this catalog for additional information.

Advisement and Committees.  After admission to graduate study by the dean of the Graduate School, the student will be referred to the head of the appropriate department for assignment to a temporary advisor. The chairman and other members of the graduate student's supervisory committee are usually appointed during the first term of enrollment. The examining committee (the membership of which is normally the same as that of the supervisory committee) is appointed approximately one semester before the student expects to graduate.

 


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