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The Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department at Kansas State University offers separate graduate programs in Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering both leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Our award-winning faculty are engaged in exciting and cutting-edge research projects in state of the art laboratories and research facilities, while our graduate students are excelling inside and outside of the classroom.
Research areas and courses include a broad range of both traditional and emerging fields of Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering. With over $5 million in research funding, almost all graduate students in our department receive graduate research assistantships (GRA). Several of our students receive graduate teaching assistantships (GTA) with 50-100 percent tuition waiver to help teach laboratory sections.
Programs of study are flexible and tailored to the interests, backgrounds and career goals of each student. Courses from outside the department are often added to programs of study to enhance the students experience.
Applicants must have a bachelors degree from an accredited institution. Although students with bachelors degrees in Mechanical and/or Nuclear Engineering make up the bulk of our graduate student body, the department welcomes applicants from other fields including other engineering disciplines, mathematics, physics and chemistry. International applicants should also include GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores.
English Language RequirementsIELTS band: 7 TOEFL paper-based test score : 600
Most graduate students are able to finance their education with a variety of financial assistance tools specific to graduate school:
* Graduate Assistantships: Funded by individual departments and graduate programs, teaching, research and graduate assistantships are awarded based on a student's ability and promise.
* Graduate Fellowships
* Loans: Loans are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have successfully applied for financial assistance
* Traineeships: Traineeships are offered through the university or departments that have federally supported traineeships.
Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.
Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.
Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.
Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.