Graduate Program Admission Requirements

The Mechanical Engineering Graduate Admissions and Recruiting Committee review applicants for admissions for the Fall and Spring semesters. Applicants must have a complete application submitted to the Graduate School by the posted admission deadlines to be considered for admission.

We strongly encourage you to meet the Fall admission priority deadline of January 5th if you are seeking funding. Fall admission decisions with funding decisions are typically determined by late January. Accepted applicants are invited to campus for a Graduate Visit Day in late February to mid-March. Accepted students must complete their intent to enroll by April 15th. Details about funding, Graduate Visit Day and more will be communicated directly to accepted students.

The minimum requirements for admission for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering are:

  • a baccalaureate degree in engineering, computer science, a physical science, or mathematics with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale;
  • Graduate Record Examination(Quantitative Reasoning) section score of 160 or higher. Applicants from an engineering program at CSM are not required to submit GRE scores;
  • TOEFL score of 79 or higher or (550 or higher paper-based or 213 computer-based) for applicants whose native language is not English.

The Mechanical Engineering Graduate Admissions and Recruiting Committee may require that an admitted student complete undergraduate remedial coursework to overcome technical deficiencies. Such coursework may not count toward the graduate degree. The committee will decide whether to recommend regular or provisional admission, and may ask the applicant to come to campus for an interview.

Below are the application packet requirements required by the Graduate School at Colorado School of Mines.

Learn more about the graduate admissions requirements and completing an online application. Additionally, questions can be directed to the Graduate Program Administrator, Lori Sisneros at or at 303-273-3658. Please also see our Graduate Recruiting Flyer


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