Students in the PhD in mechanical engineering program will be instructed in advanced core principles and have the chance to conduct research that will ultimately help solve problems in energy, health care, security and transportation.
School: Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
Program: Mechanical Engineering
Catalog page: PhD
Degree requirements: Master's or bachelor's degree in engineering or one of the natural sciences from an accredited U.S. institution, or from a comparable institution abroad
GPA: Minimum of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
Test score required: Yes
Minimum GRE revised scores of 150, 160, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable.
Letters of recommendation: 3
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.
Admissions essay required: Yes
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
800 W. Campbell Road EC38
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: ECSN 2.512
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
See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.