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Admission Requirements for the Master's in Mechanical Engineering

Advance your career with Loyola Marymount University's master's degree in Mechanical Engineering program. We welcome both domestic and international applicants, either as full-time students or part-time students working full-time in industry. Here's everything you need to know to apply:

All applicants must possess a Bachelor of Science degree or an undergraduate engineering degree. This degree must include the following:

  • 3 semester hours (1 course) of general chemistry
  • 12 semester hours (4 courses) of science, which could include biology, chemistry, or physics
  • Mathematics courses through differential equations
  • Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering majors at LMU who are applying for the combined B.S. / M.S. in Mechanical Engineering must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Graduate Application

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • A completed Online Application and $50 Nonrefundable Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts (one copy) of all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which attests to the applicant's previous academic performance and ability to succeed in the program. The other letter can be a professional reference. Both references may attest to the applicant's professional performance and ability to succeed in the graduate program
  • A personal statement (1-2 pages) that explains how the Mechanical Engineering Master’s Program fits into your career development.

Admission to the program is in strict conformity with the requirements for all graduate students set forth by the LMU Graduate Division. Upon review of a student's undergraduate and professional preparation, additional admission requirements may be set by the Mechanical Engineering Department.

International Students

Must submit the items listed above plus the additional items required for international students by LMU Graduate Admission.

Application Deadline

For the master's in Mechanical Engineering graduate program, applications are received on a rolling basis. Students can be admitted any time during the academic year and can enter the program in the fall or spring semesters or during summer sessions. For specific deadlines, please refer to the Graduate Admission Application Deadlines.

For the combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree, students must apply during the fall semester of their senior year, indicating the "Mechanical Engineering 4+1" on their application.