Admission Guidelines

These are general admissions guidelines and required materials for all College of Engineering graduate programs (MS, Doctoral, Certificate).

Timeline to Apply

Please visit graduate admissions for specific program deadlines.

MS Application Deadlines

Fall Winter Spring Summer
Domestic September 1 November 23 February 22 May 24
International June 13 November 1 February 1 May 1

PhD Application Deadlines (Domestic)

Fall Winter Spring Summer
Architectural Engineering  July 1 September 1 January 15 April 1
Chemical Engineering January 7
Civil Engineering September 1 November 23 February 22
Electrical Engineering September 1
Environmental Engineering September 1 November 23 February 22 May 24
Materials Sciences & Engineering December 15 June 30
Mechanical Engineering September 1 November 23 February 22

PhD Application Deadlines (International)

Fall Winter Spring Summer
Architectural Engineering  June 13 November 15 February 15 May 1
Chemical Engineering January 7
Civil Engineering June 13 November 15 February 15 May 1
Electrical Engineering June 13
Environmental Engineering June 13
Materials Sciences and Engineering December 15
Mechanical Engineering June 13

Doctoral (PhD)

  • A recommended GPA of 3.0 or higher in an undergraduate/or graduate degree program in an engineering or related field*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Standardized test(s)
    • GRE test scores
    • TOEFL, IELTS or DUOLINGO – for non-native English speakers.  This requirement will be waived if the applicant graduated from a US institution of higher education
  • Personal Essay highlighting your interest in the program and why you’d like to attend Drexel University.  Evidence of research experience and interest is preferred.
  • Resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Additional program specific materials

Please check the program pages or contact the department to learn more about deadlines and any additional requirements.

Master of Science (MS)

  • A recommended GPA of 3.0 or higher in an undergraduate/or graduate degree program in an engineering or related field* (or 3.0 or higher in the last 2 years of study)
  • Official college transcripts
  • Standardized test(s)
    • GRE (optional)
    • TOEFL, IELTS or DUOLINGO – for non-native English speakers.  This requirement will be waived if the applicant graduated from a US institution of higher education.

Note - Students that fall below the department language requirements but meet all other requirements may be accepted with a recommendation that they complete the graduate language bridge program.  For more information on this option see Drexel Graduate Preparation.

  • Personal Essay highlighting your interest in the program and why you’d like to attend Drexel University
  • Resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

Please check the program pages or contact the department to learn more about deadlines and any additional requirements. 

Post Bachelor Certificate

  • A recommended GPA of 3.0 or higher in an undergraduate/or graduate degree program* (or 3.0 or higher in the last 2 years of study)
  • Official college transcripts
  • Standardized test(s)
    • TOEFL or IELTS – for non-native English speakers.  This requirement will be waived if the applicant graduated from a US institution of higher education if the primary language of instruction was English.  
  • Personal essay highlighting your interest in the program and why you’d like to attend Drexel University
  • Resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation†

Please check the program pages or contact the department to learn more about deadlines and any additional requirements.

*This requirement may be waived with significant work experience, please check with the department.

Non-Matriculated Students

Students may take up to 2 courses as a non-matriculated student after which they must apply to a degree program. Student should contact the department advisor before filling out the application to get approval in advance. Many of the application requirements will be waived for non-matriculated students.

Readmission

If a student has not taken any classes for over 1 year or has graduated from their previous program, a new application is required. Contact the department advisor for details.

Fee Waiver

Application fees are waived for Drexel University alumni. 

Others may request an application fee waiver by contacting Sherry Levin, Senior Director for Graduate Affairs and Recruitment, at sdl56@drexel.edu.