Master's in Mechanical Engineering
The master's in mechanical engineering programs consist of a minimum of 30 credit hours. Specific requirements vary by campus and program. Please view the curriculum section for more details. Students complete the Potsdam-based ME and MS programs in one to five years. Students typically complete the MS at the Capital Region Campus in one and a half to two years, full-time, or in two and a half to three years, part-time.
PhD in Mechanical Engineering
We also offer a PhD in mechanical engineering for those who wish to pursue and further their knowledge in this subject.
General Admission Requirements
Prerequisites: Students must have a BS in engineering or equivalent field. Applications from students from other disciplines will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Students who are not fully prepared to pursue graduate work in mechanical engineering may be required to take additional courses for which graduate credit will not be given. Admission to the ME program will be given only after the required prerequisite coursework has been completed.
A complete application file consists of the following items:
- application form
- resume and statement of purpose
- letters of recommendation — three letters required
- official transcripts
- test scores — GRE* and TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)
*GRE is waived for Clarkson graduates. GRE scores may also not be needed for applicants with work experience, graduate degrees or other practical/applied skill sets. The GRE is not required for applicants to the Capital Region Campus MS program.
Supplemental information may be submitted if desired; this could include any other information that may help us evaluate your application.