Graduate Students

Two students with green light A graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics from Drexel University provides the broadest range of industrial application in the engineering discipline with program customization spread across four core specialty areas: Mechanics, Thermal & Fluid Sciences, Systems and Control, Design and Manufacturing. There are also multi-disciplinary research opportunities for students to explore, working under the supervision of an experienced faculty advisor.

Internal financial support may be available for full-time students with applicable credentials (GPA, GRE, etc.) and desired area of research in the form of teaching assistantships, research assistantships, fellowships, and tuition scholarships. There are also several grant funded research sources that may become available.

Please review the degree requirements for our graduate programs and contact us with any questions. If you are interested in touring the department, please contact Brian Nicholas to schedule a visit.

Application Requirements

Full-Time Deadlines

Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Fall (Sept.) Winter (Jan.) Spring (March) Summer (June)
U.S. Students Sept. 1 Nov. 23 Feb. 22 N/A
International Students June 13 N/A N/A N/A

Application must be submitted by January 1 to be considered for assistantships.

International Students: Consideration for a term other than fall requires special permission from the academic department prior to application.

Part-Time Deadlines

Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Fall (Sept.) Winter (Jan.) Spring (March) Summer (June)
U.S. Students Sept. 1 Nov. 23 Feb. 22 May 24


For details regarding the items below please review the Admission Application Instructions.

  • Transcripts

    Provide transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

  • Standardized Test Scores

    GRE test scores are required for full-time applicants, minimum score varies.

    TOEFL scores are required for international applicants or applicants who earned a degree outside the U.S. (minimum scores: 100/600/250). Scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores. IELTS scores may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL scores.

  • Essay

    Please write approximately 500 words explaining your reasons for pursuing a degree from Drexel; your short-term and long-term career plans; and how your background, experience, interest, and/or values, when combined with a Drexel degree, will enable you to pursue these goals successfully.

    Submit your essay by mail or through the Drexel University Admission Essay form.

  • Résumé

    Submit your résumé by mail or email it as an attachment to

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Two letters of recommendation are required. Use the Electronic Letter of Recommendation form to submit your recommendation letters.

  • I-20 Application and Supporting Financial Documents (international applicants only)

    Print and complete the I-20 Application Form [PDF] and submit it with your supplemental materials.