Graduate Program 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers courses of study that lead to the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree and to the PhD in Engineering with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering degree.

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MECH Graduate Handbook

MECH Graduate Degree Requirement (from the graduate catalog)

For more information please contact the Department Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Ranganathan Gopalakrishnan.

ADMISSION PROCEDURES: For admission into a degree program, applicants should allow a reasonable amount of time for necessary documents to be processed by the appropriate degree program and Graduate Admissions (approximately three to six weeks). International applicants should allow at least four months for the application process. Applicants are urged to apply early to ensure full consideration.

All determinations concerning the classification of a student as in-state or out-of-state for fee purposes are made in the Graduate Admission office. If, for any reason, there is a question about a state residency classification, the student is responsible for requesting a review of his/her residency status BEFORE classes begin. Complete an Application for Residency Classification and submit it to Graduate Admissions (FedEx Institute of Technology Building, Suite 201) for review.

Application for Residency Classification

Guidelines for Classification of Students for Fee Paying Purposes

All admission credentials become the property of the University and will not be forwarded or returned. Credentials will be maintained in active files for 12 months, after which they will be destroyed.


To complete the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Application you need to be ready to:

1) Submit your CV or Resume, Statement or Letter of Purpose.

2) Supply e-mail addresses and telephone numbers for three recommenders who will be automatically notified to send letters of recommendation after the recommendation request is saved in your application.

3) Report your test scores (GRE or TOEFL).

4) List all other colleges/universities attended with dates, degrees, majors, and GPAs (you will be asked to request official transcripts). If credentials are not in English, they are required to be evaluated course-by-course by any credentialing agency listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services web site; see Admission of International Students.


In order to expedite the processing of your application, you are strongly encouraged to adhere to the timeline provided below:

For Domestic Applicants and International Applicants currently in the U.S., the Application Deadline and File Completion Deadline for Fall semester are July 1 and August 1, for Spring semester are December 1 and January 1, and for Summer semester are May 1 and June 1.

*Note: Domestic Applicants, applying for readmission, who left the University of Memphis on suspension must be fully readmitted by the following dates:

Fall - August 1

Spring - January 1

Summer - May 1

At the University of Memphis, the deadline for scholarship consideration is December 1 for admitted students. Therefore, if you believe you may be scholarship eligible, you are strongly encouraged to submit your application before November 1 of the year before your enrollment. To discover for yourself if you may be scholarship eligible, please check the Scholarship Office web site.

International Applicants NOT in the U.S. (first time F1 visa holders) are encouraged to apply for Fall or Spring admission. The Application Deadline and File Completion Deadline for Fall semester are May 1 and July 1, and for Spring semester are September 1 and October 15.

Additional deadlines all applicants should be aware of include: