• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Mechanical Engineering program is offered by Washington State University. Our School offers programs of study for full time and part-time students leading to the degrees of Master of Science (MS) in Mechanical Engineering, MS in Materials Science & Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering (all on the Pullman campus). 


The Mechanical Engineering program is offered by Washington State University. Our School participates in the interdisciplinary degree programs of MS in Engineering, Ph.D. in Engineering Science, and Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering. Thesis and non-thesis options are available for the MS degree. 

Career Opportunities:

University research and teaching positions, research positions in national laboratories, postdoctoral positions in national laboratories, and technical positions in leading companies.

All graduates will be able to:

  • Achieve the highest level of expertise in mechanical engineering, mastery of the knowledge in their fields, and the ability to apply associated technologies to novel and emerging  problems.

Recent graduates are working at Boeing, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, Intel, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Micron Technology, PACCAR, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Parametric Technology Corp, Tektronix,

Programme Structure

Programs of study are individualized with an interdisciplinary focus. Students are expected to pursue their degree programs with success and to earn the MS degree in two years and the Ph.D. in four years. 

The program will culminate with a final oral examination and a written thesis (MS thesis option), project report (MS non-thesis option), or dissertation (Ph.D.). Financial aid in the form of an assistantship is available for dedicated, quality full time MS and Ph.D. students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    If you are applying after January 10 or July 1 (priority deadlines), you will want to contact the department to see if they is still accepting applications.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

Required application material includes an application, resume, statement of purpose, Student Interest Profile form, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, official GRE scores, and official TOEFL scores (international applicants).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12596 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12596 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5880 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Pullman

  • 904 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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