The College of Engineering at Michigan State University

Engineering School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions James Cotter
Application deadline (U.S. residents) December 31
Application fee (U.S. residents) $50
Application deadline (international students) December 31
Application fee (international students) $50

The College of Engineering at Michigan State University

Admissions Statistics

Total applicants (master’s and Ph.D.) 1,970
Total acceptances (master’s and Ph.D.) 195
Overall acceptance rate 9.9% – Low

Master’s Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA 3.50
Average GRE 458 verbal
730 quantitative
3.40 analytical writing

Doctoral Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA 3.60
Average GRE 437 verbal
759 quantitative
3.30 analytical writing
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
80 internet-based test

Department Contacts

Aerospace engineering N/A
Biological/Agricultural engineering http:/​/​www.​egr.​msu.​edu/​age
(517) 355-4720
[email protected]
Architecture N/A
Biomedical engineering N/A
Chemical engineering http:/​/​www.​chems.​msu.​edu
(517) 355-5135
[email protected]
Civil engineering http:/​/​www.​egr.​msu.​edu/​cee
(517) 355-5107
[email protected]
Computer engineering N/A
Computer science http:/​/​www.​cse.​msu.​edu
(517) 353-3148
[email protected]
Electrical engineering http:/​/​www.​egr.​msu.​edu/​ece
(517) 355-5066
[email protected]
Engineering management N/A
Engineering science and engineering physics N/A
Environmental engineering http:/​/​www.​egr.​msu.​edu/​cee
(517) 355-5107
[email protected]
Industrial engineering N/A
Materials engineering http:/​/​www.​chems.​msu.​edu
(517) 355-5135
[email protected]
Mechanical engineering http:/​/​www.​egr.​msu.​edu/​me
(517) 355-5131
[email protected]
Mining N/A
Nuclear engineering N/A
Petroleum engineering N/A
Other engineering programs N/A

Engineering School Academics

Enrollment

Total graduate engineering enrollment 812
Master’s (full-time) 273
Master’s (part-time) N/A
Ph.D. (full-time) 539
Ph.D. (part-time) N/A

Graduates (2011)

Total graduates 180
Total master’s graduates 108
International master’s graduates 45.4%
Minority master’s graduates 13.9%
Female master’s graduates 28.7%
Total Ph.D. graduates 72
International Ph.D. graduates 59.7%
Minority Ph.D. graduates 22.2%
Female Ph.D. graduates 16.7%

Programs

100.0 percent of students reported specialty information. Totals may exceed 100% due to students with multiple specialities.

Program Faculty Student Specialization
Agricultural 0 N/A
Biomedical 11 5.8%
Chemical 17 8.6%
Civil 13 9.5%
Computer science 25 18.3%
Electrical 42 27%
Environmental 9 6.3%
Materials 15 5.5%
Mechanical 38 19%

Faculty (2011-2012)

Full-time faculty 170
Part-time faculty 0
Full-time faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering 3

Research (2010-2011)

Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $50,463,000
Full-time faculty engaged in engineering-related research during 2010-2011 academic year 159

Engineering School Ranking

#49 Best Engineering Schools

(7) Ranking by Specialties

#11 in Biological / Agricultural
#39 in Chemical
#38 in Civil
#47 in Computer Engineering
#44 in Electrical / Electronic / Communications
#39 in Environmental / Environmental Health
#34 in Mechanical

Engineering Ranking Scores

Score 40
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.4
Overall acceptance rate 9.9% – Low
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students) 745
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 3.2:1 – Medium
Ph.D.s granted 72
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $50,463,000
Research expenditures per faculty member $305,836
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering 1.8%
Total graduate engineering enrollment 812

Engineering School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total graduate engineering enrollment 812

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 812
Minority students 8.1%
International students 61.1%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 0
Minority students N/A
International students N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Engineering School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Rick Shipman
Financial aid phone (517) 353-3220

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $569 per credit (in-state)
Full-time: $1,118 per credit (out-of-state)
Part-time: $569 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $1,118 per credit (out-of-state)
Required fees $2,500 per year
Room and board $8,140
Books and supplies $1,500
Miscellaneous expenses $1,500

Financial Aid Availability

Fellowships 180
Teaching assistants 117
Research assistants 339
Other appointments N/A

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