MS in Mechanical Engineering Admission Requirements

Applying to the Program

Applications for the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program are accepted on a rolling basis. All application materials should be submitted to Graduate Admissions by the stated deadline associated with the desired first quarter of enrollment. 

  • Application: Completed application for graduate admission.
  • Academic Background: A four-year baccalaureate degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline from an ABET-accredited or regionally accredited institution.
    • Applicants with an engineering or related degree from a non-ABET-accredited institution must also provide official scores from a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the last five years—the subject test in mechanical engineering is optional. See additional detail regarding GRE requirements below.
    • Applicants with other degrees may be granted provisional admission to the program, contingent upon successful completion of stated undergraduate mechanical engineering courses. Please contact to discuss your specific circumstances.
  • Transcripts: Transcripts of all post-secondary education institutions attended in the last 90-quarter/60-semester credits of your bachelor’s degree, including any transfer credits earned during this time and any post-baccalaureate coursework. Unofficial transcripts can be submitted as part of the application if official transcripts are not available.
  • GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0 calculated from official transcripts of all post-secondary educational institutions attended in the last 90-quarter/60-semester credits of your bachelor’s degree, including any transfer credits earned during this time and any post-baccalaureate coursework.
  • GRE: The GRE is not required for most students. Students subject to the 3-year degree policy or who have earned degrees from institutions issuing non-graded transcripts must submit official results from the GRE (Code 4695) or GMAT (Code 5613) to be considered. Learn more about the 3-year degree policy in our FAQs.
  • Letter of Intent: Outlining background, interests and reasons for wanting to pursue a master’s degree in mechanical engineering (1-2 pages).
  • Resume or CV: Summarizing academic and related work experience, if any, and contact information for two references.
  • Deposit: Upon admission, this program requires a non-refundable $250 deposit to confirm your space. The deposit will be applied toward your first quarter tuition bill.

International Students: International students are required to submit additional materials in order to have their applications evaluated. If English is not the applicant’s native language, official English proficiency scores meeting the university’s entrance requirements. Please visit the International Admissions page for complete information.

"My own experience at Seattle U provided a foundation from which I've been able to wear many hats and pursue a broad range of roles and experiences in my career. The most valuable aspect was the one-on-one time with world-class professors, who through knowing me well were able to help guide and shape my path. I'd highly recommend the program to fellow engineers looking to broaden their skills."

- Alex Byrne, Senior Innovation Manager, Uptake Technologies, Inc.

Take the Next Step

Apply Now

Ready to get started? Learn more about how to apply and access the graduate application below. If you have questions, request information and we'll be in touch.

Virtual Information Sessions

Have questions about Seattle University's Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering? Attend a one-hour virtual information session to learn more about graduate programs in the College of Science and Engineering, meet a knowledgeable admissions representative, and get answers to your questions about the program, the application process and more.

Seattle University student working on a laptop.