Program Admissions Information


An applicant must fulfill the requirements of both the ASU Graduate College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Eligibility and GPA Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, science, mathematics or a related field from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = “A”) in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor’s degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = “A”) in an applicable master’s degree program.

Application Deadlines

Students can apply for and be admitted in either the spring or fall semesters. The priority deadline for fall semester admission is December 31, and the priority deadline for spring semester admission is August 15. To receive full consideration, submit all required documents by the deadline. International students must apply by April 15 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester to ensure visa documents may be processed on-time.


Application Requirements

Applicants are required to submit the following items

Graduate admission application at on the Graduate Admissions website at and pay the application fee

Official transcripts

Letter of intent/written statement

The statement should explain professional goals and reasons for desiring to enroll in the M.S. program. A student interested in pursuing a thesis option should describe any research experience, indicate personal research interests, and identify two or three ASU RAS faculty with matching research interests.

Professional resumé or curriculum vitae

GRE scores

The GRE is not required for domestic applicants who have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from a US Institution or international applicants who have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from an ABET-accredited program in the US. If you meet those criteria, please contact the advising office for the concentration that you have applied to (contact information found here) after you have applied to the program in order to have the GRE waived. The program does not require specific subject GRE scores. The ASU institution code is 4007, and there is no department code (use 0000 if required).

Proof of English proficiency

The University requires all international applicants from a country whose native language is not English to provide the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE).

This program requires a minimum score of 575 (paper-based) or 90 (internet-based) TOEFL, 7 IELTS, or 65 Pearson as expectations for admission.

Applications are not processed until the university receives official scores, which are valid for two years from the start date of the degree program.

Please address all TOEFL questions to Graduate Admissions. The ASU institution code is 4007 if department code is required use 0000.

If a student has completed coursework in the US, they can contact Graduate Admission to see if they qualify for a waiver.

Global Launch at ASU offers an online alternative to standardized testing for international students who are seeking admission to ASU but need proof of English proficiency. Learn more about Global Launch on their website.