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University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus - 2016

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Students are admitted directly to Departments or Degree Granting Programs within the College of Engineering. As such, students are not admitted into the College of Engineering.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students are admitted directly into Departments or Degree Granting Programs within the College of Engineering. Each Department and Degree Granting Program within the College of Engineering has its own admission requirements in terms of prior degrees and grade point average. The process for requesting admission and the requirements for each program are detailed in the Graduate School website (http://grad.uprm.edu/oeg/ENGLISH/InformationApplicants/).

Admissions are made for the Fall and Spring semesters. Applications seeking admission in the Fall are due February 15, while applications seeking admission in the Spring are due September 15. Applications received by the due date must pay a $25 processing fee. Late applications must pay a $35 processing fee. Generally, applications consist of a web-based form, an essay, an official transcript, and three letters of recommendation.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Currently, the TOEFL is only required for admission in the Industrial Engineering MS program when the students first language is not English.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Currently, the TOEFL is only required for admission in the Industrial Engineering MS program when the students first language is not English.

Residency Requirements

For the Master of Science degree the University requires the student to have completed at least two semesters as a regular student at the UPRM and to have approved at the UPRM at least 60% of the credits required for the degree.

For the Doctor of Philosophy degree the University requires the student to have completed at least four semesters as a regular student at the UPRM, if the student does not hold an MS degree, and at least two semesters as a regular student if the student holds an MS degree. In both cases the student must approve at least 60% of the credits required for the degree at the UPRM.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Students transferring from another school must apply for admission to the desired degree program. Once admitted the program's Graduate Studies Committee may approve transfer of credits taken towards a graduate degree at another institution, subject to the residency requirements set forth by the UPRM.