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Mechanical Engineering


The Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering offers two distinct graduate degree programs.  The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering prepares students for future work in industry or doctoral studies.  It includes a research component and culminates in a thesis that represents an original contribution to knowledge in mechanical engineering.

The Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering is a non-thesis program of study that allows students to take advanced coursework in their area of expertise to support their professional development.


Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, M.S.
Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, M.Engr.

Contact Information

Dr. John Gardner
Graduate Program Coordinator
(208) 426-5702
Yanke Research Park
220 E. Parkcenter Blvd.
Boise, ID  83706-3940

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
  2. An ABET accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or a baccalaureate degree in a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher learning
  3. A statement of purpose.  This statement should describe your education and professional background and your motivation for graduate study, including your career goals.
  4. Official GRE scores of a minimum quantitative score of 153 and a minimum combined score of 304.  Students holding a degree from Boise State’s College of Engineering are not required to submit GRE scores.
  5. Three letters of recommendation.  These letters should provide an evaluation of your ability to perform and succeed at the graduate level.
  6. Professional resume or curriculum vitae. This is recommended, but not required.


Assistantships and funded research opportunities are available on a competitive basis.

Funding Deadline: March 15

Application and Materials Deadlines

Contact the program for more information.