Application Procedures


Students interested in graduate study in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Western Michigan University should follow the procedures outlined below. Although not required for admission, applicants are strongly encouraged to contact individual faculty to discuss similar research interests.
Deadline: June 1 for the fall admission | November 1 for spring admission  | March 1 for summer admission.
Applications not complete by these dates will not be considered It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure their applications are complete.
All students must submit the following:

  • University application form
    • US students - Complete the University application form, Office of Admissions, (269) 387-2000.
    • International students - Complete the international University application form
    • Transcripts - Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended and send your transcript(s) to:
      Office of Admissions and Orientation
      Graduate Division
      Western Michigan University 
      1903 W Michigan Avenue
      Kalamazoo Michigan 49008-5211 USA

      Hand carried or student copies cannot be accepted. Official transcripts from all previous institutions must be received before your application can be considered for admission.
    • GRE scores

    For all programs (M.S. and Ph.D.) you must take the General Graduate Record Examination and have the scores for the verbal, quantitative and analytical sections sent from the Educational Testing Service to the WMU Office of Admissions (WMU institution code: 1902; Department code: 1502). 

    • Recommendations

    Three recommendation letters from professors you have worked with or have had as instructors or other individuals you know on a professional basis need to be submitted to the Office of Admissions. You may use the Department Form.

    If you have questions about our programs or the application process please contact:
    Dr. Koorosh Naghshineh, Director of Graduate Programs.    

    Phone: (269) 276-3431


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