Graduate Program Admission

Applicants are required to submit three letters of recommendation, a statement of interest, official transcript(s) delivered and/or mailed in a sealed envelope by the Registrar of the college/university attended, and the most recent Graduate Record Examination scores.

Master of Engineering
Students admitted to the program normally will have completed a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely allied field (Physics, Mathematics, or Electrical Engineering other engineering disciplines). There is no single criterion for admission; consideration is given to all aspects of an applicant’s academic and/or career history, grades, recommendations, special examinations, and other sources of information. Students having less than a 3.0 out of a 4.0 undergraduate cumulative average may be admitted provisionally for one semester provided there is other evidence of aptitude for further study.

Doctor of Philosophy
Highly qualified applicants holding a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences, or Mathematics, from a nationally accredited institution or applicants with equivalent qualifications from foreign institutions are eligible for admission into the Mechanical Engineering doctoral program. Applicants with inadequate preparation in their major field of study will be required to take the necessary undergraduate courses to remove any deficiencies. The departmental Executive and Graduate Program Committees will act upon other special cases on an individual basis.

Residence Requirements : Students must complete a minimum of six semesters of full-time residence, or the equivalent, beyond the bachelor’s degree, of which at least four must be completed in the Graduate School of Howard University. Two of the four semesters must be consecutive. At least nine credit hours per semester constitute full-time study.

To obtain information on applications, tuition, financial aid, or housing, visit the web site for the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences (CEACS) Office of Student Services.

We encourage prospective students to visit our beautiful campus and meet with our distinguished faculty and students. Feel free to contact us with further questions or to schedule a visit.

Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences
Howard University
2300 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059

Phone: (202) 806-6600
Fax: (202) 483-1396


Mechanical Engineering Professor Emmanuel Glakpe Named ASME Fellow

Fri, August 25, 2017

Mechanical Engineering Professor Emmanuel Glakpe elected Fellow of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) in April 2017, after being nominated by Mechanical Engineering Department Chair Nadir Yilmaz. Dr. Glakpe’s nomination was supported by ASME Fellows from within academia, industry and government positions.Read More >>

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Fri, August 25, 2017

SAE International announced that Mechanical Engineering Department Chair Nadir Yilmaz was elected as a 2016-2017 SAE Fellow. Dr. Yilmaz was recognized during ceremonies at the WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience in Detroit, Michigan on April 11, 2017.Read More >>


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