PhD in Mechanical Engineering
The PhD program in Mechanical Engineering at UMass Amherst allow you to explore collaborative and interdisciplinary research with faculty and peers in best-in-class facilities.
Focus on topics including fluid dynamics and wind energy, bioengineering, dynamics and controls, materials engineering, and manufacturing in 35 active research labs with state-of-the-art equipment in the new Life Sciences Laboratory building.
The program prepares students for research careers in industry, academia, and national laboratories. A dissertation presenting significant new information is the primary requirement of the degree.
To apply to the PhD program, a Master's degree is not required. Prospective students with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant fields can apply directly to a PhD program through an MS/PhD path.
The GRE requirement for all domestic and international applicants has been waived for the Spring and Fall 2023 semesters.