Formal criteria for admission to the Ph.D. program include:
Master’s degree in engineering from an ABET accredited institution or an established foreign institution.
Applicants with only a bachelor’s degree in engineering may also apply. If admitted, B.S. only students must complete an additional 24 credits of graduate coursework to complete the PhD program.
For students applying with either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a point scale of 4.0 is required in the most recent engineering degree obtained.
The minimum passing score in the Quantitative portion of the GRE examination is 155.
The minimum passing score in the Verbal portion of the GRE examination is 153.
Applicants that have a Quantitative score of 155 or better, but that have a substandard verbal score can be admitted conditionally. A mandatory condition will be that they receive ESL (English as a Second Language) training in a program approved by the Ph.D. Committee (see below)
The GRE will never be waived under any condition.
TOEFL or IELTS
TOEFL - Score of at least 90 for international applicants is expected with mandatory ESL course.
IELTS - Score of at least 7.0 for international applicants is expected with mandatory ESL course.
The TOEFL / IELTS examination may be waived by the Associate Dean if there is sufficient proof of the candidate’s ability to speak, comprehend, and write high-quality English. An example of this is if the candidate were successfully working for at least several years in an engineering position.