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Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to check the status of their application and make sure their application is complete. The easiest way to check the status of your application is via www.appstatus.osu.edu. During peak times (November to the end of February), the www.appstatus.osu.edu website is updated weekly on Fridays.
ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY OHIO STATE BY THE CORRESPONDING DEADLINE BELOW.
Spring Semester 2013
Autumn [aka Fall] Semester 2013
(For Fellowship Consideration)
Autumn [aka Fall] Semester 2013
September 1, 2012
December 1, 2012
March 1, 2013
Note: Students admitted by the general admission deadlines are eligible funding consideration as GRA's and/or GTA's.
In order to apply, you must submit the following items:
1. Complete the application form online
Students can choose from one of three Graduate programs in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering:
Students who are considering the pursuit of a PhD upon completing their Master's degree at Ohio State should select Master's/Doctorate under "Ultimate Degree Objective". Students who indicate the intent to pursue a PhD are not required to pursue a PhD. Only indicate if you are considering a PhD if you have a legitimate interest in obtaining a PhD.
Note: Your application is not considered officially submitted until you click submit AND pay the application fee. Applicants who are unable to apply online or pay the application fee online by credit card must contact the Graduate Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
2. Upload the following materials with your application:
- Statement of Purpose: For information about what your Statement of Purpose should include, click here.
- Research Areas of Interest form
- Any Post-Secondary Transcripts (see item #3 below)
Note: If the above materials are not ready at the time you apply or you are unable to submit them along with your application for some reason, you can submit them via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit the materials above once unless requested otherwise by the MAE Department.
ANY DOCUMENTS UPLOADED VIA THE APPLICATION SYSTEM OR SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY DO NOT NEED TO BE SUBMITTED AGAIN AS A HARD COPY.
3. Submit official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions
Applicants should upload one transcript per institution attended at the time they apply. Applicants who do not upload their transcripts at the time they submit their application can e-mail them directly to email@example.com after you submit your application.
Transcripts submitted electronically must be scans of official transcripts (front and back) and all scanned transcripts should be submitted as PDF's and must be legible before they will be considered complete. Students can either scan and send their transcripts themselves, or if the institution they are submitting transcripts for offers such a service, the institution can submit them.
IMPORTANT: If admitted, a final official copy of all transcripts will be required at that time by the Graduate Admissions Office. A hard copy is not required as part of the application process.
Note to current Ohio State students: For students who graduated from Ohio State with their Bachelor's degree, it is not necessary to submit any transcripts unless you attended another institution. You will need to submit those transcripts again, regardless of whether or not you have submitted them to Ohio State previously.
4. Provide letters of recommendation from three sources
Academic sources are highly preferred for letters of recommendation as these people can attest to your aptitude for graduate study. These are people such as faculty advisors, professors you have had in class, lecturer's, etc. One letter from a manager or supervisor is also acceptable.
Recommendation letters should be addressed to the Graduate Studies Committee (ex. Dear Graduate Studies Committee member...) and must be submitted electronically. During the application process, applicants will be prompted to enter the e-mail addresses of their recommenders. The Admissions Office will automatically send an e-mail to these addresses with details on how to submit an online reference letter once you submit your online application. Applicants are encouraged to contact their references to be sure they received the instructions from Ohio State's Admissions Office and have provided a recommendation. By using the online recommendation system, applicants can send reminders to their recommenders as need be and information on doing so can be found here.
Note: Hard copy recommendations are also accepted in instances where the recommender would rather not use the online submission system. Hard-copy letters of recommendation must be on official letterhead, signed and mailed to the MAE Department in a sealed envelope. Recommendation letters on plain paper are not accepted. Each letter must be attached to an official Graduate School Reference Form, which is to be completed by the recommender.
5. Submit official GRE scores and official TOEFL scores (if applicable)
GRE scores are required of all applicants witht he excpetion of students applying to the combined degree program. If you have questions about how to report your GRE and/or TOEFL test scores, click here for more information.
Save yourself time! Do not submit any of the following items:
These items are NOT required for applicants to our graduate programs. If ANY of these items are submitted they will be discarded and NOT added to your application materials. Submitting ANY of these items will result in a delay in processing your application. The MAE Graduate Studies Committees only review the required application materials listed above in their review.
- Any provisional certificates, conference certificates, or athletic certificates.
- Any project or internship certificates.
- High school or other secondary institution transcripts or certificates.
- Any self-generated forms for Financial Assistantship.
- A copy of your passport.
- Any banking statements. These will be requested at the time you are admitted if necessary.
- Any special binding or folders to keep your documents together. The binding is often discarded as all materials are placed in a uniform folder arrangement for all applicants.