Future Mechanical Engineering Graduate Students

Financial Assistance

Faculty in Mechanical Engineering receives research funding from national agencies (NSF, DOE, NASA, DOD, EPA), as well as numerous industries. Research assistantships and teaching assistantships are available on a competitive basis.

Dr. Ron Huston Graduate Assistantship

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) is pleased to initiate Dr. Ron Huston Graduate Assistantship to honor Dr. Ron Huston’s service to the faculty, staff, and students of the department. The purpose of this assistantship is to recruit exceptionally qualified graduate students in the Department of MME from the pool of new applicants.   

Application & Award Process

  • Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) faculty members submit their recommendation/nomination package to the MME graduate program director by Feb. 10.
  • The award will be determined by the MME graduate studies committee based on nomination package and student’s qualification.
  • Students awarded the Dr. Ron Huston Graduate Assistantship will receive:
    • Year 1: MME will provide $25,000 stipend, standard UGS and tuition award.
    • Subsequent years: Advisor will provide $23,400 stipend and tuition award, and MME will provide a $1,600 stipend, standard UGS.

Master of Engineering (MEng) Program

The Master of Engineering (MEng) degree focuses on the direct industry application of engineering. The curriculum provides skills and knowledge that enhance the student’s ability to contribute to the technical workforce.

Master of Science (MS) Program

The Master of Science (MS) degree is designed for students who desire advanced training in specific areas of mechanical engineering. This degree culminates in a research experience and thesis, allowing students to go on to doctoral programs or occupations in research laboratories or the industry.

Doctoral (PhD) Program

The PhD degree requires the completion of a dissertation, as well as course credit hour requirements and qualifying exams. 90 credit hours are required for direct–PhD admission and 60 credit hours are required for applicants with a master’s degree. Graduates of the PhD program find career opportunities in government agencies, industry, research labs and academia.

Application Information

Application Deadline: January 15. Additional information is available on Graduate Admissions page.