Application Information

Ready to apply and start solving the world’s most complex problems? 

Our rolling admissions process allows you to apply to most of our programs throughout the year.

Work through our application checklists below to make sure you don’t miss anything.

Steps to Apply

Application Fee Waiver

If you attend an information session, or watch a recording of a previous one, and you meet the below criteria, you can receive a waiver of the normal application fee. Steps to receive the application fee waiver are discussed during the info session. Note that we cannot waive your fee until your application is submitted, with all required supplementary materials already received (i.e. fully complete except the payment).

Systems Engineering applicants meeting all the following criteria can receive a waiver of the normal application fee:

  • Applying to an online master’s program, on-campus master’s program, or on-campus PhD program
  • Have attended or viewed an SE information session 
  • Are not eligible for an application fee waiver through the Graduate School
  • Meet all minimum application requirements (i.e. 3.0 GPA, math prerequisites, etc.)


To have a complete application to start in Spring or Fall semesters, all materials must be received by these dates:


November 1 – All Programs


No Admission


March 1 – D.Eng.
July 1 – All Other Programs

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