Graduate Application Process
Applying to graduate programs at Mason Engineering is a multi-step process. All applications are processed through central admissions.
Admission standards and the general university admission requirements can be found in the University catalog under Graduate Admissions Policies. For additional information , please go to our Academics page and select your program of interest.
Eligibility to apply:
- Must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
- Earned or will earn a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally acredited US institution, or an equivalent degree from a nationally recognized non-US institution.
- Applications may be submitted during the final year of undergraduate study. Note: Acceptance is contingent on award of a baccalaureate degree before matriculation to a graduate or professional program at Mason.
- Earned a 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale or better in your baccalaureate study. Note: The GPA requirement can be higher for individual programs.
Spring 2019 Application Deadlines
Funding Deadline: August 15, 2018
Standard Deadline: October 15, 2018
Applications received or missing supplementary materials after October 15, 2018 will be considered on a space-available basis until November 1, 2018 for those who require an F1/J1 visa for study in the United States, and December 7, 2018 for those who do not need a visa.
Non-degree Studies: January 7, 2019
Fall 2019 Application Deadlines
Funding Deadline: December 1, 2018 for PhD-Bioengineering, PhD-Computer Science, and PhD-Electrical & Computer Engineering programs only
Funding Deadline: December 15, 2018 for all other programs
Standard Deadline: March 15, 2019
Applications received or missing supplementary materials after March 15, 2019 will be considered on a space-available basis until June 1, 2019 for those who require an F1/J1 visa for study in the United States, and July 15, 2019 for those who do not need a visa.
Non-degree Studies: August 15, 2019
Required Basic Documentation
The following are required documents for the application process according to the degree sought.
|College Transcripts||One Letter of Recommendation|
|College Transcripts||Two Letters of Recommendation|
Notes on admission requirements:
|College Transcripts||Three Letters of Recommendation|
Notes on admission requirements:
|Graduate Non-degree Studies|
Step 1: Compile the documentation required for your desired degree level.
Step 2: Select your program of study and note the requirements for your program and degree.
Step 3: Gather these materials before beginning your application. The Office of Graduate Admissions handles all graduate applications to the university.
International students must submit additional requirements to complete a graduate studies application:
- Transcript evaluation from a NACES approved agency. See International Graduate Requirements for details.
- English proficiency exam: TOEFL iBT for Graduate Studies and/or Research Assistantship (80 points total overall, with no section minimum); for Teaching Assistantship (88 points total overall, with a minimum of 20 points in each section). For additional details on TOEFL, IELTS or PTE, see Examination and Scores.