How to Apply

Students apply online at APPLY YOURSELF.

Applicants must have a BS degree in mechanical engineering for regular admission or a BS in an allied field (other engineering, physical, and mathematical science programs), requiring provisional admission.  Applicants with a BS in an allied discipline must take undergraduate courses as outlined in the Policies & Procedures section of the student handbook (See Policy 1). A cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or above is required of all applicants.

In addition to the application, the Department of Mechanical Engineering requires three letters of recommendation from people who are familiar with the candidate’s abilities and potential to succeed in completing a graduate degree program. An unofficial transcript, resume, and brief personal statement of intent are also required.

Entrance Exams

All applicants must submit scores to the NEW GRE exam. Statistics for admitted MS and PhD applicants in recent years can be viewed online. Students with lower scores may want to consider retaking the GRE exam. Only the higher scores will be taken into account.

All international applicants must also take the TOEFL or IELTS and satisfy the minimum university score requirement for admission. Please refer to Admissions Information regarding this and other requirements for international students.

Scores for the entrance exams must be sent directly to Brigham Young University from the testing service centers. Applicants should take the GRE exam and the TOEFL or IELTS exams 4-6 weeks prior to the application deadline.


Deadlines for application are January 15th for fall admittance and September 1st for winter admittance. Students who apply for fall semester may attend earlier for spring or summer term upon departmental approval, after acceptance into the graduate program. However, enrollment cannot be delayed.


As part of the application process students are encouraged to identify a research advisor by contacting faculty members in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Faculty profiles and contact information are available in the faculty directory.

Department Contact Information 

Janelle Harkness
Graduate Program Manager
Department of Mechanical Engineering
(801) 422-1650