Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Graduate Program Application

Apply Online

Submit the Colorado State University Online Application for the Graduate School along with a $60 non-refundable application fee for domestic students and $70 fee for international students. The statement of purpose replaces the letter of intent essay on the Online University Application, so you may skip that section.

Department Application Deadlines

The application deadlines listed below for the Department of Mechanical Engineering override all deadlines published by any other CSU website or publication.

On-Campus Applicant Deadlines
Fall Admission: January 15
Full consideration will be given to applicants who have submitted all documents by January 15. Applications received before April 1 will be considered only on a space-available basis.

Spring Admission: August 1
Full consideration will be given to applicants who have submitted all documents by August 1. Applications received before September 1 will be considered only on a space-available basis.

Online M.E. Applicant Deadlines
Fall Admission: May 15
Spring Admission: Nov. 1 

IDP+ Accelerated BS/Master’s Applicant Deadlines
Fall Admission: June 1
Spring Admission: November 15

For documents that cannot be submitted through the application system, request that the documents be sent to the Office of Admissions:

Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

International Applicants
International applicants will also need to obtain the appropriate immigration documents. Once you are admitted, you’ll receive emails with instructions on this process.  You can also learn about the process on the International Student and Scholar Services website

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Submit Application Materials

  • Answer program-specific questions in the online application.
  • Professional Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of Recommendation

Three professional recommendations are required. They must be uploaded directly to the online application system from the recommending party. Recommendations should be from individuals who can accurately evaluate your skills as a student, engineer, scientist, and/or researcher.

  • Official Original Transcripts

One official original transcript from each college or university attended should be sent to Graduate Admissions in the Office of Admissions and must include all previous undergraduate and graduate work. Transcripts are not required from current CSU students. International students are required to provide official English translations of all transcripts, diplomas, and graduation certificates in addition to the originals.

  • GRE Test Scores (M.S. AND Ph.D.)

GRE test scores are required of the M.S. and Ph.D. programs, but not of M.E. applicants (although they may be submitted if you feel these will strengthen your application). GRE test scores are also not required for IDP+ applicants or applicants who earned a bachelor’s degree in an engineering field at CSU (although they may be submitted to strengthen an application). 

Submit official GRE General Test scores through the Educational Testing Service (select institution code: 4075). Scores are typically received by the University 4-6 weeks after your testing date.
International Applicants must provide TOEFL or IELTS test scores. Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. TOEFL and IELTS scores should be sent to institution code 4075. If scores cannot be sent from the testing agency, please upload a scan/PDF of your score report to your application. Graduate Admissions will run a report to verify these scores.