We strongly recommend that you have this checklist open in a separate window or print it so you can refer to it while you work on your application.
You should submit all these items through the online application. You can send your official transcripts later.
If you are a current undergraduate in our department who is applying for the Accelerated M.S. in Intelligent Systems Engineering, you don’t have to submit GRE scores, a statement of purpose, or letters of recommendation.
1. Completed online application
For your academic program, select “Engineering PhD” or “Engineering MS.” You can save your application at any time and continue working on it later.Go to the online application
2. Application fee
The nonrefundable fee is $70 for domestic and international students.
Choose one of our six tracks to list on your application:
- Computer Engineering
- Cyber-physical Systems
- Environmental Engineering
- Molecular and Nanoscale Engineering
You can learn more about the tracks on the page about your program.
4. GRE General Test report
You are required to submit your scores from a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test that you have taken within the past five years. Send your scores to institution code 1324 and department code 1699.
5. TOEFL or IELTS scores (nonnative English speakers only)
All nonnative English speakers should submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS scores using our institution code 1324 and department code 69.
We have no formal minimum score requirements, but a score of 100 or higher on the internet-based test (iBT), 250 or higher on the computer-based test, or 600 or higher on the paper-based test indicates that you are more likely to succeed in our program. Scores must be less than two years old by your date of enrollment.
If you would like to submit IELTS scores instead, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a waiver.
6. Statement of purpose
Submit an essay that is approximately 500 words long. Your essay should:
- Explain why our program is the right fit for your academic/career goals.
- List research topic areas that interest you and the faculty with whom you would like to work.
- Discuss why you chose the track that you listed earlier in the application.
- Demonstrate your preparation by describing courses or projects that you have been involved with and any experience you have doing research.
7. Official transcripts and degree certifications
Upload an electronic copy of your official transcript(s) from each previous undergraduate or graduate institution that you have attended. Each institutional transcript should be uploaded as a single PDF and include the following:
- Institution name (official logo - not typed or handwritten by the applicant)
- Title of courses and examinations completed with grades
- Attendance dates
- Degree or diploma you earned with awarded date
8. Three letters of recommendation
Enter your recommenders’ names and email addresses in the online application. Each recommender will receive an email telling them how to submit their letter.
We prefer that all three recommendations come from academic faculty. However, if you are currently working, one of your letters can be a professional reference.
If you have experience as a teaching assistant, a letter from your teaching supervisor attesting to your teaching ability could help your application for financial support.
9. Resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
Submit it with your online application. Please make sure it includes any awards or publications.