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Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Building Room 2052.
Postal: Dept. 3295 1000 E. University
Courier (FEDEX, UPS, etc); 16th & Gibbon
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307.766.2122
Fax: 307.766.2695
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Mechanical Engineering Graduate Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Wyoming.  We offer both the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering.  Areas of focus available in Mechanical Engineering include Aerodynamic, Heat Transfer, Mechanics of Materials, Alternative Energy, Fluid Dynamics, or Materials Science.

The minimum requirements to be considered for full admission are:
   GRE total score (verbal and quantitative) a minimum of 294 (M.S.) or 307 (Ph.D.).
   GPA minimum of 3.00 on a 4.00 grade scale or equivalent.
   TOFEL scores a minimum score of 577 on the written exam or 90 on the Internet-based test (TOFEL iBT).
A complete application packet also includes: transcripts from all the schools you have attended, a statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, and a resume.  International students will also have to submit TOFEL or IELTS scores.

Only complete applications are considered for admission and graduate assistantships. 

If you have not already done so, please take a moment to look at the Mechanical Engineering faculty web pages ( to see if there is a faculty member whose research areas align with your area of focus.  If so, feel free to contact that faculty member directly via e-mail.  Faculty members may have assistantships available as part of their on-going research.  If research positions are available the faculty member will respond to your inquiry, otherwise there are no available research positions.  Note: PhD students are not admitted unless a faculty advisor has been identified.

The application process for the graduate admission is through an online application system.  Before, you being the process you should have the following form/information available.
   *Copies of all college/university transcripts; international students must submit individual
           semester transcripts; consolidated transcripts will not be accepted.
   *Copy of GRE Scores.
   *Copy of TOEFL scores, required for all international students; IELTS scores are also accepted (minimum
           of 6.5 is required).
   Names, titles, and email addresses of at least three individuals who will be providing recommendation
           for admission.  The recommenders will then be sent further instructions regarding how to submit
           recommendations. We will not accept letters sent directly from recommenders or applicants.
   **A statement of purpose (please indicate your areas of interest, as well as if you are looking for an
           assistantship or would be self supporting).
   **A brief resume.

* If you are accepted into the program, original copies of all transcripts and GRE scores, TOEFL scores must be submitted directly to the Admissions Office.  Transcripts must be sent directly from the academic institution.  GRE and TOFEL/IELTS scores must be sent from the testing company.
** Please submit documents in PDF format.

Link to begin your UW ApplicationNote: this is the site to formally apply for admission. To apply to the University of Wyoming, the following documents must be submitted in the University's online application system at: In addition, payment of a $50.00 application fee is required.  Mechanical Engineering does not prescreen or review incomplete applications. Only complete applications are considered for admission and graduate assistantships. 

Teaching assistantships are competitively awarded to outstanding applicants. Typically, the numbers of applicants far exceeds the available teaching assistantships, and are therefore extremely competitive. All complete applications are reviewed by the department in mid-March for Fall semester teaching assistantships. Spring teaching assistantship, if available, are reviewed in mid-October from complete applications. Research assistantships are awarded at the discretion of individual faculty members.

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