Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum undergraduate grade-point average in engineering, science and mathematics courses of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

This degree may be in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, chemistry, materials science or physics disciplines, if the undergraduate program includes engineering thermodynamics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, and transport phenomena (fluid mechanics, heat and mass transport).

Individuals holding non-U.S. degrees may request a review for determination as to equivalency of a four-year U.S. degree. The accreditation of the institution which granted the degree, courses taken, grades and work history in the field of the earned degree are all taken into account when making an equivalency decision.

Applicants must provide a minimum of three letters and recommendations of strong support from faculty or supervisors.

Applicants should have a minimum score of 155 (700) on the quantitative portion of the GRE. Candidates with substantive industrial experience, those holding terminal degrees (MD, JD, PhD, EdD), those with clear proficiency in undergraduate course performance, or those submitting LSAT or MCAT scores may request a waiver.

International applicants should have a minimum score of 600 on TOEFL, 250 for CTOEFL, 100 for TOEFL iBT, or 7.5 on IELTS, unless proof is submitted of having earned a degree from an institution in a country where English is the primary language. International applicants may apply for a Conditional Admission Program (CAP) which allows an applicant to complete the University of Delaware English Language Institute’s program instead of taking the TOEFL or IELTS test.

Candidates may take up to 9 credit hours of coursework as an Engineering Outreach Non-Degree (EGORND) student while studying for the GRE exam and/or making a final decision to apply for MEPT.


  • MEPT is a competitive application process with a rolling admission.
  • Applicants who meet the minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission. The Department has limited space for new students and is unable to admit all qualified applicants.
  • No one element of the application will exclude or ensure admission.

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