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Doctorate In Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: May 31 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring deadline: October 31 (Priority deadline: October 1)
Summer deadline: April 30

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Strong record in the MS program

Required GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal + Quantitative
GRE 298

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 80 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 550 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6

Note: Doctoral degree program applicants are closely and individually reviewed.

Require Application Materials 

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Program

All documents must be uploaded directly to the Graduate Studies online application system.

  • Personal Statement: 1 to 2 page letter telling about yourself and the specific area that you will study if accepted to the MAE program
  • Resume: Please make sure to include the month/year for the start and end dates of all work experience
  • Transcripts: You may upload in Graduate Studies application to expedite review of your application by the program
  • Test Information (GRE/TOEFL/IELTS): You may upload these in the online Graduate School application to expedite review of your application by the program. ETS will need to send your test scores to Institution Code 6875 and Department Code 1502.
  • Recommendation Letters: Three academic recommendations are required and must be submitted through the Recommendation section of the Graduate Studies online application.

Admission Contact Information

Marilyn Nevels

W1035 Lafferre Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Website