Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
Thesis option candidates must successfully complete a coordinated sequence of eight courses and graduate research, and must submit a masters essay (or thesis). The MSE program typically requires three to four semesters of full-time resident graduate study.
Candidates for the non-thesis M.S.E. program must successfully complete a coordinated sequence of ten courses. A masters essay or thesis is not required for this graduate degree, which typically requires three semesters of full-time resident graduate study. The intent of the program is to provide the student with an intensive exposure to advanced topics within mechanical engineering and engineering mechanics, and to strengthen the understanding of the fundamentals.
Embark in research as you achieve the goal of writing a thesis worthy of publication while gaining masters degree level knowledge in coursework related to your research topics. Most students complete the program in four semesters. A masters degree will allow you to launch your engineering career with advancement opportunities usually not afforded to those without the advanced knowledge that a this degree provides.
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
The principal criteria for financial aid are academic credentials, language and communication skills, and teaching performance and experience. Financial need is generally not considered, except in the awarding of tuition waivers. For incoming students, the academic credentials evaluation is based on grades, recommendation letters, mathematical background, GRE scores, and TOEFL/IELTS scores. For continuing students, progress in the academic program (grades, requirements satisfied, and research progress) is considered also.