MEng/DEng Graduate Application Information

Winter 2023 Application Decision Deadlines for MEng/DEng Programs

ISD Programs:

  • September 15 (if you applied for the August 15 deadline)
    October 15 (if you applied for Sept 15 deadline; n/a for on-campus international students)
    ASAP (if you applied for December 15 deadline; n/a for on-campus international students)

Civil & Environmental and CLaSP Programs:

  • October 1

Electrical and Computer Engineering:

  • ECE does not admit for Winter semesters.


 MEng/DEng General Application Information

Please note that you should visit each departmental website for the most up to date information about specific requirements for the program you are applying to.

GRE Scores

  • Recommended but not required for Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) programs.
  • Not required for Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering (CLaSP) programs
  • Recommended but not required for Civil and Environmental Engineering programs
  • Required from those graduating from an international institution for their undergraduate degree; Accepted but not required for those graduating from a US institution for their undergraduate degree for ECE programs.

Information about the GRE including test dates and locations can be found at: Please contact ETS ( to have an official score report sent to the University of Michigan (Institution Code 1839). GRE scores are valid for five years from the test date. They are required if you are applying for financial aid.

Official Transcripts 

Please send electronic or physical official transcripts to:


College of Engineering
Office of Student Affairs, 145A Chrysler Center
2121 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2092

All applicants are required to provide one official transcript or certified credentials from all universities and community colleges attended. If your academic credentials are in a language other than English, you must submit both the original document and a certified English translation. International credentials should include a certified copy of the diploma if awarded. Applicants holding degrees from Bangladesh, Sri‐Lanka, Burma, India, Nepal, or Pakistan must include detailed examination records for all years of the program showing subjects, marks received, and class obtained.


Use your legal name as stated on your passport or birth certificate when registering for your tests and when completing the online application to avoid delays in matching your test scores to your application.

Non-refundable Application Fee

The fee for United States citizens and those with Permanent Resident status is $75 (U.S. funds). The fee for non‐U.S. citizens is $90 (U.S. funds). The application fee is paid online, by credit card, before the application is submitted.

Academic Statement of Purpose, Personal Statement, and Resume

An Academic Statement of Purpose, Personal Statement, and resume are required with each application.

The Academic Statement should be a concise, well‐written essay about your background, your career goals and how the College of Engineering’s graduate programs will help you attain your career and educational objectives. The Academic Statement of Purpose should be submitted as an attachment to the online application.

The Personal Statement should describe how your background and life experiences, including cultural, geographical, financial, educational, or other opportunities were either especially plentiful or lacking.

**Not-Candidate-for-Degree (NCFD) Applicants do not need to submit to submit recommendations, an Academic Statement of Purpose, or a Resume/CV.**

Letters of Recommendation

Please use the recommendation system of the online application. If your recommender needs to send a letter of recommendation by postal service or email, follow the instructions on the recommendation page of the application.

English Proficiency

Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency. Applicants are required to provide an official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE). If an international applicant has received a Bachelor’s degree from a college/university where the language of instruction is exclusively English, the TOEFL, IELTS, or ECPE requirement may be waived. The following are the minimum requirements for admission consideration:

  1. a total score of 560 on the Paper/Pencil TOEFL
  2. a total score of 84 on the Internet‐Based TOEFL
  3. a total score of 6.5 on the IELTS

TOEFL and IELTS scores are sent electronically directly to the University of Michigan (Institution Code: 1839) and are valid for two years.

Financial Certification (International Students Only)

Upon recommendation for admission, students will receive specific information about financial certification.

Application and Admission Process

The College of Engineering departments administer the application process for several departments and programs that offer graduate degrees. 

Application deadlines vary by department. The length of time it takes for a program to review an application depends on program procedures. Some programs review applications on a rolling basis as application files become complete; other programs review applications on a scheduled basis. 

Applicants will  be notified by email of the admissions decision by College of Engineering Graduate Admissions. The application status may also be available on the web for students to view, and to indicate their decision to accept or decline the admissions offer.