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Graduate Programs

Admissions Requirements

ADMISSIONS ANNOUNCEMENT

The Graduate School of Engineering is now accepting applications for Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 quarters in all programs.

Application Requirements

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.

  • A completed online Application for Admission to Engineering Graduate Programs
  • One official transcript from each academic institution attended, indicating the degree received and date of conferral. 
    For U.S. institutions, please request electronic transcripts to be sent to gradengineer@scu.edu. For international institutions, we will receive your official transcripts when WES sends us your completed evaluation.
Open University
  • 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. institutions, please request electronic transcripts to be sent to gradengineer@scu.edu. For international institutions, we will receive your official transcripts when WES sends us your completed evaluation.
  • Click here to learn more about Open University
Certificate
  • 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. institutions, please request electronic transcripts to be sent to gradengineer@scu.edu. For international institutions, we will receive your official transcripts when WES sends us your completed evaluation.
  • Click here to learn more about our Certificate Program
Master's Degree
  • 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. institutions, please request electronic transcripts to be sent to gradengineer@scu.edu. For international institutions, we will receive your official transcripts when WES sends us your completed evaluation.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, which must be sent directly to Engineering Graduate Programs by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Our institution code is 4851. For information on the GRE, please visit the website. Please send your scores in PDF form to gradengineer@scu.edu
  • Click here to see eligible programs for Master's Degree
Engineer's Degree (Master's Degree required)
  • A completed online Application for Admission to Engineering Graduate Programs, including a nonrefundable $90 application fee**
  • A 500-word statement of purpose emphasizing the applicant’s research interests and outlining the applicant’s professional and academic goals, which must be included with the online application
  • One official transcript from each academic institution attended, indicating the degree received and date of conferral**
    For U.S. institutions, please request electronic transcripts to be sent to gradengineer@scu.edu. For international institutions, we will receive your official transcripts when WES sends us your completed evaluation.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores must be sent directly to Engineering Graduate Programs by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Our institution code is 4851. For further information on the GRE, please visit the website. Please send your scores in PDF form to gradengineer@scu.edu
  • Three letters of recommendation are required. These letters should attest to the applicant’s academic preparation and capability for advanced studies. (There are no standard recommendation forms.)
  • Click here to see for the Engineer's Degree
Ph.D.
  • A completed online Application for Admission to Engineering Graduate Programs, including a nonrefundable $90 application fee**
  • A 500-word statement of purpose emphasizing the applicant’s research interests and outlining the applicant’s professional and academic goals, which must be included with the online application
  • One official transcript from each academic institution attended, indicating the degree received and date of conferral**
    For U.S. institutions, please request electronic transcripts to be sent to gradengineer@scu.edu. For international institutions, we will receive your official transcripts when WES sends us your completed evaluation.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores must be sent directly to Engineering Graduate Programs by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Our institution code is 4851. For further information on the GRE, please visit the website. Please send your scores in PDF form to gradengineer@scu.edu
  • Three letters of recommendation are required. These letters should attest to the applicant’s academic preparation and capability for advanced studies. (There are no standard recommendation forms.)
  • Click here to see for the Ph.D. Program
 

**For prospective Ph.D. students, a Master's degree is required; no conditional admission.

 

International Students

English Proficiency

TOEFL or 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

International Degrees

All applicants who hold a degree from outside of the United States are required to have their official transcripts evaluated.

For WES evaluations (World Education Services) require ICAP version course-by-course, cumulative GPA, and U.S degree equivalency. WES will attach your transcripts to the evaluation report. 

For ECE, we are unable to accept ECE reports at this time. Please use WES for your evaluations.

There is no exception to this requirement. 

Visa Document Preparation Process

For more information on the F-1 Visa application process, please visit the ISS website.  

Contact Us

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

Guadalupe Hall, Bldg. 455, Suite 330
408-554-4313
408-554-4323 fax

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