Applications for admission to graduate study are accepted once a year and must specify the department of choice. Normally, a student accepted by Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is expected to have met requirements for a bachelor's degree in engineering or science. It is not necessary that the degree be in aeronautical or mechanical engineering. Qualified and interested students with degrees in mathematics, materials, physics, chemical, civil, or electrical engineering are also encouraged to apply.
The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department's graduate programs are not step programs, therefore students are not required to receive an internal or external M.S.E. prior to obtaining a Ph.D. from the Department.
The application for Fall 2020 admission is now available. Please see https://gradschool.princeton.edu/admission/applying-princeton. The deadline for applying is December 1, 2019. Matriculation dates other than September are not permitted. We have no evening, weekend or summer classes. We do not accept transfer students from other graduate programs. The Graduate School will not admit applicants who seek to earn a second Ph.D. in the same or a closely related field. Applicants may apply to only one academic department or program in any given admission year.
The Departmental Graduate Office telephone number is: 609-258-4683. Further Admissions information can be found at the University Graduate Admissions Office.