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Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admission to the College of Engineering graduate program is the dual responsibility of the Engineering Graduate Studies Committee and the Ohio State Graduate School, which has the final authority for making admission decisions.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Graduate Admissions minimum academic criteria:
• Credentials documenting prerequisite academic work that gives evidence of ability to pursue a graduate program in your chosen area.
• An earned 4-year baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution.
• Minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0
• Required submission of GRE or GMAT scores if undergraduate or graduate GPA is below the minimum of 3.0 or if degree is from an unaccredited institution.
Additional criteria published by the Graduate Studies Committee of the local program.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

For International Applicants and those who have held the status of U.S. Permanent Resident for less than one year.
Applicants whose native language is not English, must submit a recent, official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score. Minimum English Proficiency Requirements are as follows:
• at least 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or
• at least 79 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or
• at least 82 on the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or
• at least a 7.0 on the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) exam
Applicants who are citizens of, or who have received a bachelor's degree or higher from one of the following countries are exempt from the English proficiency requirement: Australia, Belize, the British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), England, Guyana, Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, Scotland, the United States, and Wales.

Residency Requirements

Master's: Completion of a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours is required to earn a master’s degree. Eighty (80) percent of those required credit hours must be completed at this university over a period of at least two semesters.

Doctoral: Completion of a minimum of 80 graduate credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree is required to earn a doctoral degree. If a master’s degree has been earned by the student, then a minimum of 50 graduate credit hours beyond the master’s degree is required. If the master’s degree was earned at another university, it must be transferred to this university.
The following requirements must be fulfilled after the master’s degree has been earned or after the first 30 hours of graduate credit have been completed:
• a minimum of 24 graduate credit hours required for the Ph.D. must be completed at this university
• a minimum of two consecutive pre-candidacy semesters or one semester and a summer session with full time enrollment must be completed while in residence at this university
• a minimum of six graduate credit hours over a period of at least two semesters or one semester and a summer session must be completed after admission to candidacy

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Same as non-transfer