The University of Massachusetts Amherst

The PhD program in mechanical engineering at UMass Amherst allows you to explore collaborative and interdisciplinary research with faculty and peers in best-in-class facilities.

The program focuses 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 the 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.