The mechanical engineering graduate program seeks to attract excellent students. We offer a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree and a Master's of Science (M.S.) degree in mechanical engineering, as well as an accelerated M.S. degree in mechanical engineering for qualified undergraduate students. Each student must meet the general requirements for admission as outlined under the regulations of the University of Vermont Graduate College. Typically, students entering the program have received a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a related field. Applicants with other backgrounds will be evaluated individually and must complete prescribed undergraduate technical course work. Part-time study leading to the Master of Science degree is also possible for engineers who are employed in the vicinity. Applications are accepted from the United States and around the world.
Application for Admission
To be considered for admission in our graduate program in mechanical engineering, students must complete an official application with UVM Graduate College using the on-line application process.
Applications are evaluated based on transcript information, GRE (general test), statement of purpose, and recommendation letters to develop a complete understanding of an applicant's likelihood to succeed in advanced study of mechanical engineering. While applications are reviewed as soon as they are received, we appreciate your patience until the admission decision is made.
The deadlines for application submission are:
February 1 for fall admissions.
September 1 for spring admissions.
Students who have questions or would like guidance before making a formal application, may pre-apply at no cost directly to the UVM Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program using the link provided in the right sidebar. We will respond quickly to your query about the feasibility of admission into our program.
Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid
This URL contains some information about tuition, fees, and financial aid at the University of Vermont. Financial assistance is available to graduate students in the form of graduate teaching assistantship (GTA) and/or graduate research assistant (GRA). Full-time GTA are eligible for 12 credits of tuition remission and a stipend of $7,600 per semester (fall and spring). GRAs are offered by individual faculty from their research grants and contracts. Full-time GRAs pay tuition & fees from their stipend.