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Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering


Program Overview

This program provides the opportunity for advanced study, field work, and research in the mechanical engineering field to enhance professional opportunities in industry or provide the basis for further academic endeavors.


The mission of the MSME program is to prepare students to function in a demanding technical environment where their advanced mechanical engineering education will allow them to solve uncommon problems in their field of expertise.  Through our commitment to mechanical engineering research and requiring students to participate in such activities we will provide opportunities for expanded content knowledge and development of critical thinking skills outside of a classroom setting.  Students graduating with an MS in Mechanical Engineering will receive the education that allows them to pursue a doctoral degree.

Special Notes about the Program

Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET-accredited program or its demonstrable equivalent. 


Application Information

Applicants are accepted fall, spring, and summer terms.

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1

Spring Term . . . . . December 1

Summer Term . . . March 15

Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study

Additional program requirements:

  • Official transcripts from all attended institutions

  • GRE scores (Institutional Code: 5490):
    • Prior to July 1, 2011: 380 verbal, 630 quantitative score
    • After July 1, 2011: 145 verbal, 150 quantitative
    • Applicants graduating with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UNF with an admission GPA of 3.5 or higher (in the last 60 undergraduate credits) are not required to take the GRE

  • One-page essay (letter of intent) describing applicant's research interests

  • Three letters of recommendations

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum requirements are as follows for applicants from non-English speaking countries:

  • 550 paper-based test, or
  • 213 computer-based test, or
  • 80 internet-based test

Students should be aware that admission into any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis. Students meeting minimum requirements may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion. Likewise, students may be considered for admission as an exception if stated admissions criteria are not met.


For more information on how to apply click here.

Additional requirements for International applicants can be found here.


Curriculum and Requirements

Program Policies

Total Program
Credit Hours


Average Length
of the Program

Two Years

Approximate Enrollment


Community Connections

The UNF School of Engineering began its outreach program in 2004. It is our goal to increase the quality, diversity, and number of students prepared to major and work in engineering and technology fields. Experience has shown that the best way to help our young students understand what engineers do is through a combination of field trips, in-class activities, and group discussions with professional and student engineers.
Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Alexandra Schonning

(904) 620-2357

Building 50 , Room 3114