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The Graduate School

Mechanical Engineering



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 MS in Mechanical Engineering (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 MSME will receive the education that allows them to pursue a doctoral degree.


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

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1
Spring Term . . . . . December 1
Summer Term . . . April 15

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Alan Harris
Associate Professor
(904) 620-1682
Building 50, Room 3312

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, 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.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • Program Requirements
    • Research intent statement
      • UNF Engineering thesis-only programs require each student to have a faculty advisor prior to an admission decision
      • Applicants should submit a statement outlining their research interests
    • Three letters of recommendation
      • At least one letter must come from a professor at the applicant's undergraduate institution 
    • GRE test scores
      • Taken within the last 5 years
      • 145 verbal and 150 quantitative
      • Applicants graduating with a BS 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