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Mechanical Engineering, PhD

Program Information

School: Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Program: Mechanical Engineering

Test Score Required: GRE
GRE scores of 150, 160 and 4 for the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program. Mail Graduate Record Examination (GRE) official scores to UT Dallas Office of Enrollment Services.

Catalog Page: PhD

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Completed Request for Recommendation Adobe Acrobat Reader Icon (Requires Adobe Reader) forms from individuals able to judge your preparation and ability to succeed in graduate school. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Admissions Essay: Yes

Applicants must submit a Statement of Purpose describing their motivation for doctoral study and how it relates to their professional goals.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Ashley Ellard

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, EC 39
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office - ECSS 3.902

Possible Careers

Professor; Research Scientists at corporate or national laboratories; Research and Development Engineer for the design, manufacturing, control, and operation of components and systems in energy, health care, security and transportation; Consulting Engineer in the public and private sectors.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.