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Case Western Reserve University - 2016

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admission is made directly to the departments after approval by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Each department sets its own entrance requirements, regarding minimum grade point averages, and requirements for some standardized tests.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Admissions criteria are the same as U.S. residents except for the following:1. International students whose first language is not English must be able to speak, read, write and comprehend English. English proficiency must be demonstrated by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A score of at least 577 (paper-based), 90 (iBT--internet based TOEFL) is a mandatory requirement for admission. The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is also accepted. The required minimum score is 7.0. Some departments may require higher scores.

Scores must be on file before registration will be permitted. For more information about the TOEFL go to: Information about the IELTS can be found at:

Residency Requirements

Transfer credit is limited to six credit hours for the M.S. degree and courses taken in excess of previous degree requirements for doctoral students. No transfer credit is allowed for thesis or dissertation. All other requirements must be completed at Case Western Reserve University.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Varies according to department.