|> College of
M.S. Graduate Program in Mechanical
offers the Masters of Science degree
in Mechanical Engineering. This degree
may be accomplished under Plan A with
thesis or Plan B without thesis. Under
either plan, a program of study is
arranged for each student according to
his/her particular goal.
of ME Master of Science Program Requirements
MSME & MENG-ME Approved 500 Level Required Courses
present evidence of graduation with a
bachelor’s degree in engineering with
ability to maintain a “B” average.
Graduates in other fields may be
accepted, but generally these students
will have to make up deficiencies in
certain subject areas. Graduate Record
Examination (GRE) Test scores are
required before admission.
International students must have a
minimum TOEFL score of 550 to be
considered for admission.
We cannot assess your admissibility until we have received your complete application.
leading to a successful application
When you are
ready to begin the formal application
process please visit the Graduate School website at
and click on the “Apply Now” link. In
addition to completing the
application, you will need to send the
following supporting materials:
Three (3) letters of
A Statement of Purpose (why you
want to pursue a graduate degree)
TOEFL scores (International
A completed and signed
(International students only)
Proof of Available Funds
Affidavit - exceeding $28,000
(International students only)
documents should be sent directly to:
Department of Mechanical & Industrial
P.O. Box 173800
Bozeman, MT 59717-3800
admission criteria can be found at the Graduate School website
The Mechanical Engineering graduate
committee follows the Graduate School deadlines. Please
pay attention to application deadlines
Additional specific questions can be
credits may be accepted subject to the
requirements of the Graduate School. Such transfer
credits will usually be considered and
accepted only after the student has
completed at least one semester of
course work at Montana State
For an M.S. in
Mechanical Engineering, research is
required in Plan A only.
in Mechanical Engineering have access
to specialized laboratories for
research in turbulence, heat
exchangers, heat transfer, materials
science, and fluid dynamics. Students
also have access to all laboratories
and computing facilities available at
a modern research university.
Engineering master’s degree students
pursuing either Plan A or Plan B are
required to take a comprehensive
examination at the end of their first
year of study. All master’s degree
students following the non-thesis plan
(Plan B) must pass a final
comprehensive exam at the end of their
course of study. All master’s degree
students pursuing Plan A must present
a thesis defense at the end of their
research assistantships are available
on a competitive basis. Teaching
assistantships (GTA's) involve assisting
professors with the conduct of their
classes, including preparation and
grading. Research assistantships (GRA's)
provide the opportunity for work on a
research grant or industry sponsored
project under the direction of a
faculty member. Interested applicants
should make inquiry directly to the
Mechanical Engineering Graduate
Can I start my
Graduate Program anytime?
Yes, the MSME
program is structured such that a
student can begin Fall, Spring or
Summer semesters, but must meet
minimum GRE score requirements?
The ME Graduate
Program has no minimum GRE score
requirements. However, the higher the
better for admission and funding.
What are the English Proficiency Requirements for international students?
The Graduate School requirements can be found at this link: http://www.montana.edu/gradschool/cat_grad_assist.html
How do I
obtain financial support?
will be circulated to the M&IE faculty
with GRA opportunities. They will
contact you directly if an opportunity
How long does
the application process take?
takes several weeks to process during
a typical semester. Please apply early
during the semester prior to your
Please send any questions or comments
about the MSME program to firstname.lastname@example.org..