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Santa Clara Graduate Engineering Program

Graduate Programs

Why SCU Graduate Engineering?

SCU Engineering has one of the best graduate programs in the nation because we have it all: a team of highly dedicated professors, the flexibility to earn a degree while working, and a world-class Silicon Valley campus with strong industry connections.

Also, with our research-intensive Ph.D. programs and our unique Engineer’s Degree to specialized Master’s degrees and targeted certificate programs, we offer a range of options to continue your education and advance your career.

We are now accepting Petitions to Waive the GRE! This applies to all Departments except for Computer Science and Engineering.

If interested, as a First-Time user register and submit a GRE Waiver Form.

We look forward to seeing your application! 

B.S./M.S. Dual Degree (SCU Undergrad Students Only)

The School of Engineering offers qualified Santa Clara University undergraduates the opportunity to earn both a bachelor of science and a master of science degree in five years.

  • Click here to learn more about the B.S./M.S. Dual Degree Program
  • One official transcript from each academic institution attended, indicating the degree received and date of conferral. For U.S. transcripts, please request electronic transcripts to be sent to gradengineer@scu.edu. For SCU transcripts, these will be obtained from the Graduate Admissions Office.
  • A completed online Application (first-time user) for Admission to Engineering Graduate Programs

 Certificate

  • A completed online Application (first-time user) for Admission to Engineering Graduate Programs, including a nonrefundable $90 application fee
  • One official transcript from each academic institution attended, indicating the degree received and date of conferral. For U.S. transcripts, please request electronic transcripts to be sent to gradengineer@scu.edu. For international transcripts, please see Additional Admissions Requirements for International Students in the next box.
  • Click here to learn more about the Certificate Program

Master's Degree

  • A completed online Application (first-time user) for Admission to Engineering Graduate Programs, including a nonrefundable $90 application fee
  • A Bachelor's Degree
  • One official transcript from each academic institution attended, indicating the degree received and date of conferral. For U.S. transcripts, please request electronic transcripts to be sent to gradengineer@scu.edu. For international transcripts, please see Additional Admissions Requirements for International Students in the next box.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores or a Petition to Waive the GRE 

Engineer's Degree

  • A completed online Application (first-time user) for Admission to Engineering Graduate Programs, including a nonrefundable $90 application fee
  • A Bachelor's Degree
  • A Master's Degree
  • One official transcript from each academic institution attended, indicating the degree received and date of conferral. For U.S. transcripts, please request electronic transcripts to be sent to gradengineer@scu.edu. For international transcripts, please see Additional Admissions Requirements for International Students in the next box.
  • 3 Letters Of Recommendation
  • Statement Of Purpose
  • GRE Scores-Our institution code is 4851. For information on the GRE, please visit the ETS website. Additionally, please send a PDF of your scores to gradengineer@scu.edu.

Ph.D. Degree

Offered in the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering

  • A completed online Application (first-time user) for Admission to Engineering Graduate Programs, including a nonrefundable $90 application fee
  • A Bachelor's Degree
  • A Master's Degree
  • One official transcript from each academic institution attended, indicating the degree received and date of conferral. For U.S. transcripts, please request electronic transcripts to be sent to gradengineer@scu.edu. For international transcripts, please see Additional Admissions Requirements for International Students in the next box.
  • 3 Letter Of Recommendation
  • Statement Of Purpose
  • GRE is mandatory for consideration into the Ph.D. program. For GRE Scores-Our institution code is 4851. For information on the GRE, please visit the ETS website. Additionally, please send a PDF of your scores to gradengineer@scu.edu.
In addition to the requirements listed under "Admissions Requirements" above, you must also submit your English Proficiency Scores and your International Evaluation Report.

 

English Proficiency Scores
  • TOEFL, IELTS scores are required of all applicants whose first language is not English (even if the applicant is a U.S. citizen) or if you do not have a degree awarded by a U.S. university/college.
  • Minimum TOEFL score: IBT/79-80 or CBT: 213 (Institutional Code: 4851)
  • Minimum IELTS score: 6.5
  • Minimum Duolingo score: 110
This requirement is waived if you are applying from an English-speaking country or if you have attended an institution from a U.S. university/college (if so, an electronic transcript from the U.S. university/college must be sent to gradengineer@scu.edu in order to waive this requirement).

 

International Evaluation Report

All applicants who hold a degree from outside of the United States are required to have their official transcripts evaluated either by WES or ECE: 

  • WES evaluations (World Education Services)
    • We require ICAP version course-by-course, cumulative GPA, and U.S degree equivalency.
    • WES will attach your transcripts to the evaluation report.
    • Do not send us your international transcripts, WES will send us your official transcript with your evaluation.
  • ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators)
    • We require a detailed report which includes course-by-course, cumulative GPA, and U.S. degree equivalency. 
    • ECE will attach your transcripts to the evaluation report.
    • Do not send us your international transcripts, ECE will send us your official transcript with your evaluation.
There is no exception to this requirement. 

 

Visa Document Preparation Process

For more information on the F-1 Visa application process, please visit International Student Services

For the start dates of each quarter and other important dates,
see our Graduate Engineering Academic Calendar.

 

 


 

Spring Quarter 2023 

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 1, 2023

  • Master's Degree
  • Engineer's Degree
  • Ph.D.
  • Certificate
  • Open University

 

 


 

Fall Quarter 2023 

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 1, 2023

  • Master's Degree
  • Engineer's Degree
  • Ph.D.
  • Certificate
  • Open University

I-20 Application Deadlines

  • Winter 2023:  November 1, 2022
  • Spring 2023:  February 1, 2023

Please submit the following documents for all I-20 Visa requests through your application portal:

For all other information please visit SCU's Global Engagement - International Students web page.

Tuition is unit-based. Each unit is equal to one hour of in-class instruction and at least two hours of out-of-class work per week. We charge a fixed amount for each unit you take. Full-time study for international students means 8 units or more each academic quarter except summer.

2022-2023 Academic Year

Tuition, per unit $1,121

Graduate Engineering Computing Center and Student Association
(AGES) Fees 

$180 

Non-refundable Enrollment Deposit*  $300 

* Will be applied toward student's tuition once enrollment is posted

The graduate on-campus housing communities offer a variety of advantages for graduate students. Check out On-Campus Housing for more information.

For information regarding Student Health Services and Student Health Insurance, please visit SCU's Cowell Center.

This program is a non-degree program limited to 16 units with options to apply for an M.S. degree.

Engineers who wish to update their skills or learn new technologies without pursuing a specific degree may enroll in the School of Engineering’s Open University program.

Open University allows the students to:

  • Examine a field of study before enrolling in a degree program
  • Enhance your professional training
  • Attend on a regular or non-continuous basis, depending on your own needs
  • Get a head start by enrolling in classes while waiting for admission/transfer to a degree program

Transfer to a Degree Program:

If you would like to apply to a degree program later on, you will need to follow the same procedures required of the degree-seeking applicants, except that you will not need to pay the application fee again. The general GRE test requirement for admission to the master's degree program can be waived if the following two conditions are satisfied:

  • The student has completed a set of required courses in the department to which they are applying.
  • The student has achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above in these courses.

PLEASE NOTE: Official transcripts will still be required as part of the admissions process.

  • A completed online Application for Admission to Engineering Graduate Programs, including a nonrefundable $90 application fee
  • One official transcript from each academic institution attended, indicating the degree received and date of conferral. For U.S. transcripts, please request electronic transcripts to be sent to gradengineer@scu.edu. For international transcripts, please see Additional Admissions Requirements for International Students.
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Contact Us

Graduate Engineering Programs
gradengineer@scu.edu
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Heafey-Bergin, Bldg. 202
Office # 240-243
408-554-4313
408-554-4323 fax