Apply to the MAE Graduate Program

With state-of-the-art research facilities, hands-on design opportunities and an emphasis on teamwork and faculty mentoring, our department is an excellent place to pursue a graduate degree. We offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees that provide exceptional training, whether your goal is to go into industry, research or teaching. Please review our admissions pages, including our application requirements and admissions FAQ pages to learn more about our program and how to apply.  

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Application Deadlines for the 2024-25 Academic Cycle

We only accept applications for fall quarter admission. We do not accept applications for winter or spring quarter admission. Deadlines for Fall Quarter 2024 are listed below.

Priority Deadline:  December 15, 2023 (for full consideration for financial aid).

General DeadlineJanuary 15, 2024.

Space Available Deadline: April 1, 2024. Applicants who miss the General Deadline and meet the Space Available Deadline are not guaranteed to have their application reviewed by the graduate program. Their application will be reviewed only if the graduate program determines there is additional space available after reviewing Priority and General Deadline applicants.


Domestic PhD applicants:  The Dean’s Office is happy to again offer application fee waivers for domestic PhD applicants through the COE Equity Program! This program’s goal continues to be 1) to reduce the financial burden of the application fee and 2) to increase the number of applications submitted, particularly from diverse and URM populations.

COE Equity Program Fee Waiver Eligibility

  • Fee waiver applicants must seek Fall 2024 admission to a PhD program administered by the College of Engineering. Applicants for MS programs are not eligible for a fee waiver through this program.
  • Only US citizens or current permanent residents are eligible to receive a fee waiver through this program.
  • Applicants who have participated in other Graduate Preparation Programs listed here already qualify for a fee waiver through that program. In these cases, a COE Equity will not provide a waiver.

Details About the Fee Waiver Request Form