Graduate Programs

ANNOUNCEMENT: In response to the challenges faced by many applicants due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Mechanical Science & Engineering Department will waive the GRE requirement for all applicants to any of our graduate programs for both the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 admissions cycles.

Thank you for your interest in the graduate programs in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at Illinois! 

The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering (MechSE) is a large and comprehensive department, and our Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TAM) graduate programs are among the top-ranked in the world.

MechSE offers 7 graduate degree programs:

Research Programs
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering 
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (online)
Master of Science in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Industry-Oriented Programs
​Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 
Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (online)