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Prospective Graduate Students: Admissions

The first step towards becoming a Gator is to complete a graduate application. The application procedure is directed through the MAE Department and it is important to be aware of critical deadlines and required documents.

A completed application (including three letters of recommendation, complete transcripts and GRE/TOEFL scores) must be received by the following dates for full consideration:

To Begin Matriculation: Student Status Deadline for Application

Spring Semester

(Starts January)

Domestic Students 
(US Schools) 

International Students    

MAY 1

Fall Semester

(Starts August)

Domestic Students 
(US Schools) 

International Students    

DECEMBER 5

We do not accept applications for the summer term matriculation.  Students admitted for fall semester matriculation may enroll early (summer term) by mutual agreement and advanced approval on a case by case basis.  

Due to the additional documentation required for international applications (e.g., I-20 and visa documents), the UF International Center requires additional time to process the necessary paperwork in a timely manner; therefore deadlines are considered firm for international students.

All applications received after the above dates will be considered only on a space-available basis.  PhD applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for fall admission.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER’S  DEGREE (MS or ME)

For direct admission to the master's program, the following minimum requirements must be met:

  1. A baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering or in Aerospace Engineering, or baccalaureate degree in a closely related engineering discipline from an ABET accredited program.
  2. A minimum undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0/4.0.
  3. A minimum combined score of 301 for the GRE® Verbal and Quantitative portions with minimum of 151 Quantitative.  (GRE® tests taken prior to August 1, 2011 require a combined score of 1100 for the Verbal and Quatitative portions with a minimum of 650 Quantitative.)
  4. International applicants are required to have a TOEFL score of 80 internet-based, 213 computer-based, or 550 paper-based.  In addition, a minimum verbal GRE score of 140 is required (or 320 for GRE® tests taken prior to August 1, 2011).

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR PhD DEGREE

Minimum requirements for admission to the doctoral program are the same as for the master's program with the following exceptions:

  1. The master's program must have been completed with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  2. A minimum combined score of 301 for the GRE® Verbal and Quantitative portions with minimum of 155 Quantitative.  (GRE® tests taken prior to August 1, 2011 require a combined score of 1100 for the Verbal and Quatitative portions with a minimum of 650 Quantitative.)
  3. International applicants are required to have a TOEFL score of 80 internet-based, 213 computer-based, or 550 paper-based.  In addition, a minimum verbal GRE score of 140 is required (or 320 for GRE® tests taken prior to August 1, 2011).
  4. Applicants must provide a clear "Statement of Purpose" indicating goals to be achieved in their specific areas of study.
  5. An applicant who has completed their Master's degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UF must provide written recommendation from his/her master's degree supervisory committee.

Conditional admission is rarely used for Ph.D. students in MAE (e.g., due to a delay in getting official transcripts or GRE scores). However, if such a conditional admission is granted, the requirements of admission must be met in order to be permitted for subsequent registration.

Due to our large volume of applicants, satisfaction of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to our graduate program.