Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering


Students in the PhD in Mechanical Engineering program will be instructed in advanced core principles and have the opportunity to conduct research that will ultimately help solve problems in energy, healthcare, security and transportation.

Program Information

School: Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Program: Mechanical Engineering

Catalog page: PhD

PhD in Mechanical Engineering Fact Sheet

PhD in Mechanical Engineering Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: A master's or bachelor's degree in engineering or one of the natural sciences from an institution of higher education in the U.S. or from a comparable institution abroad.

GPA: A grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 or better on a 4.0 point scale.

Test score required: Yes

GRE revised scores of 150, 160, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative and analytical components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success.

Letters of recommendation: 3

Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with the student's record, and are able to judge the candidate's preparation and ability to succeed in doctoral study in Mechanical Engineering.

Resume required: Yes

Admissions essay required: Yes

An essay describing motivation for doctoral study and how it relates to the student's professional goals.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Beth Mahan
Office - ECSW 2.140C

Possible Careers

Graduates of the program seek positions such as: Professor, Research Scientists at corporate or national laboratories, Research and Development Engineer for the design, manufacturing, control, and operation of components and systems in energy, health care, security and transportation and Consulting Engineer in the public and private sectors.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.


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