- Prospective Students
Frequently Asked Questions about the graduate admission process
Applications from students are due by the following dates and will be reviewed beginning:
Applications are all considered for financial aid and assistantships. Applications received by the above dates will receive the maximum consideration for this financial aid and assistantships. Applicants to MS programs should have earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, or a closely related field prior to the term for which they are applying. Applicants to PhD programs should have earned a MS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, or a closely related field prior to the term for which they are applying.
Upload electronically with your Michigan State University application
Current research areas are:
Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Alternative Energy, Biomechanical Applications and Automotive Engines
Experimental and Computational Research
Solid Mechanics and Structures:
Design & Manufacturing, Biomechanical Engineering
Dynamics and Systems:
Nonlinear Dynamics & Vibration, Systems and Control
Completion requires an application fee. Requirements and fees are not waived.
Upload/enter additional application materials/information and request letters of recommendations using the graduate student education portal which you access with your MSU applicant ID and password. The portal also allows you to check the status of your application and send e-messages to the department.
Three (3) letters of recommendation are requested through the graduate student education portal.
Official academic record from all previous universities attended. The applicant's record should exhibit outstanding achievement as indicated both by grade point average (GPA) and the quality of courses over his or her entire academic career. Competitive applicants for financial aid and assistantships are in the top 10% of their BS class and have at least a 3.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0.
You must make sure that all the above documents: application, exam scores, financial proof, and recommendations use exactly the same first and last names. One of the largest single causes for incomplete applications is an applicant's use of multiple forms their name including reversal of last (family) name and first (personal) name on application documents. Admissions cannot correctly process documents if different forms of your name are used on documents submitted. Be consistent.
The Mechanical Engineering Department's address is:
Department of Mechanical Engineering
428 S. Shaw Lane, Rm. 2555
East Lansing, MI 48824-1226