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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

The College of Engineering welcomes applications from students with diverse and unique backgrounds from across the world. Any well qualified person with a four year bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or with the equivalent international education is encouraged to apply for their degree program of interest.
* Applicants applying to any MEng, MS, or Post-Bachelor’s PhD program must have earned or expect to earn a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study.
* Applicants for the Post-Master’s PhD programs must have earned or expect to earn a Master’s degree in a relevant field of study.
* LEAP (Late Entry Accelerated Program) is a program designed for individuals who seek new career opportunities but may lack the required background in engineering.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

All departments adhere to a uniform set of admissions requirements established by the College of Engineering.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

In addition to the stated requirements for admission for all applicants, international students must demonstrate an understanding of English, including the ability to read and write with facility. International students whose native language is not English must submit scores from either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Admission requirements for non-resident students are the same as those for United States citizens and permanent residents.

Residency Requirements

Each PhD student must satisfy the minimum residency requirement of two consecutive regular semesters of full-time graduate study at Boston University.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Credit for appropriate coursework is awarded for courses in which a grade of B or better has been earned. A maximum of 8 semester credits or equivalent can be transferred toward a master's degree. These courses are not counted in computing the student's GPA. All post-master's program credits needed to satisfy the 32-credit minimum for a PhD degree must be taken at Boston University.