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Graduate Programs

  • Master of Engineering 
  • Master of Science 
  • Master of Science with UMAS concentration
  • Doctorate of Philosophy (60 credit hours beyond MS)
  • Doctorate of Philosophy (60 credit hours beyond MS) with UMAS concentration
  • Doctorate of Philosophy (90 credit hours beyond BS)

Application Deadlines


Fall Admission - February 1st 

Spring Admission - July 1st


To apply, complete the online application which can be found on the Graduate College Web site All correspondence regarding your application is done directly through the Graduate College.



Admissions Qualifications

Note: All persons for whom English is a second language are required to present proof of English competency. Proof of English competency can be in the form of an official TOEFL, PTE Academic or IELTS (academic stream) score. Scores must be from an examination taken within the last two years. Self-reported scores are not official scores.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Required Application Materials

    When applying to our program, in addition to all the requirements of the Graduate College, you must also upload all of the following departmental requirements in your application to the OSU Graduate College to receive admission consideration:

    • Official and valid TOEFL, PTE Academic or IELTS (academic stream) score – required from ALL applicants for whom English is a second language
        • Scores must be received from the test provider
        • OSU Institution Code- 6546
    • GRE scores [Not required for OSU Graduates] – The GRE score requirement is waived for Fall 2023/Spring 2024
        • Scores must be received from the test provider
        • OSU Institution Code- 6546
    • One original transcript from each college or university attended (in English)
    • Statement of Purpose clearly indicating which Area of Research you are interested in pursuing as well as which faculty member(s) you are interested in working with (preferred maximum one page)
    • Resume (preferred maximum two pages)
    • Three current professional or academic letters of recommendation
        • No specific format required, but must be printed on official institution or corporate letterhead

    To expedite the processing of your application, please do not include copies of project reports or awards and certificates you have received. If you would like to highlight specific accomplishments, please include them in bulleted format in your resume.

  • Admission Process
    1. You begin your application within the portal here:

    Apply Here

    1. After you have paid the application fee, your application materials are received and processed at the Graduate College.
    2. Your application materials are sent to the MAE department for review.
    3. MAE will contact you if you are missing any application materials.
    4. MAE will electronically communicate their admission recommendation to the Graduate College.
    5. The Graduate College will contact you with the final decision of your admission or denial.

    Note: Please do not correspond with MAE regarding admission status. Unofficial results cannot be provided. You may view the Graduate Application Website if you would like to know the current status of your application.

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs)

    A limited number of teaching assistantships are offered each semester. These assistantships are usually quarter-time or half-time. Quarter-time positions require approximately ten hours of work per week; half-time positions require approximately twenty hours of work per week.

    Teaching Assistants can be assigned any of the following duties: lead discussion sections, assist in the laboratory, grade papers, hold office hours, and other miscellaneous activities.


    Upon acceptance, applicants will automatically be considered for a teaching assistantship. Please do not correspond with MAE about possible financial aid. An official email from MAE will be sent out immediately to the applicant if an assistantship has been awarded. Applicants that do not receive an upfront offer might receive a teaching assistantship assignment after demonstrating hard work and motivation for at least one semester in our program.


  • Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs)

    Many graduate students are hired by professors to work on funded research projects. These students conduct research for faculty and are paid from the faculty’s research grants and contracts.


    To receive an assistantship, the applicant must directly contact the MAE faculty in their area(s) of interest. Master's students are not generally offered a research assistantship until demonstrating at least a semester of hard work, motivation, and research proficiency within coursework and the laboratory setting. Doctoral applicants are usually offered assistantships at the same time the applicant is admitted to the MAE Graduate Program.

Additional Resources

Graduate College Website

Graduate College Admission Requirements

Graduate College Application Form - You Must Create an Account to Apply

International Student Services


  • Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

    Additional scholarships and forms of financial assistance are available through theOSU Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Domestic students should file a FAFSA application each academic year. This enables students to become eligible for numerous sources of funding.

  • Miscellaneous Funding 
    Recently-announced fellowships, on-campus positions, and miscellaneous job opportunities are posted on the bulletin board outside the MAE office. International students can be employed on-campus through such entities as libraries, Student Union, etc. Visit the Hire OSU Grads Website for more information.


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