Admissions

Option Secretary

Cheryl Geer
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To apply for admission to the graduate program in the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (MCE), you must submit an application, available through the Graduate Admissions Office.

In a typical year, between 250 and 300 applications for graduate study in MCE are received, and 25-30 offers of admission are made. Admissions decisions are made by the faculty, and are determined both by the research opportunities in the applicant's area of interest, and the competitiveness of the applicant's grades, class standing, GRE scores, and letters of recommendation.

The degrees of Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science are offered. The program emphasizes Ph.D. level study and research. Only in exceptional cases is there admission to the Master of Science program as the final degree objective.

As preparation for advanced study and research, entering graduate students are expected to have a thorough background in undergraduate mathematics, physics, and engineering. An outstanding four-year undergraduate program in mathematics and sciences may provide a suitable background as well. The qualifications of each applicant will be considered individually, and, after being enrolled, the student will arrange his or her program in consultation with a member of the faculty.

Application deadline

December 15, of each year for all degree programs in MCE

For further information about graduate study in the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, please contact:

Cheryl Geer
Mechanical and Civil Engineering
California Institute of Technology
1200 East California Boulevard
Mail Code 104-44
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-4229
Fax: (626) 568-2719
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