Future Graduate Students

Obtaining your Master of Science or Ph.D. at UNT can be your doorway to success, both now and in the future, as an academic researcher and professional engineer.

The department's graduate program builds on the theme of Mechanical and Energy through course offerings, opportunities to engage in work experiences in faculty laboratories through directed study, thesis, and dissertations. Many students seek internships or work part time in area industries given our proximity to the metroplex. We are unique. You will have opportunities that you won't be able to find at many other schools and will be able to partner with world-class faculty and local industry leaders to make an impact in both your field and your community.

The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering offers a Master of Science degree with a major in mechanical and energy engineering, as well as a Ph.D. Degree. Both programs allow graduate students the opportunity to increase their engineering skills while diving deep into the industry with research and experiential learning. Students can pursue a Master's degree doing either a thesis or non-thesis track. Please review the MEE Handbook to get a perspective of the degree programs.

The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering also offers a Graduate Academic Certificate in Energy. This 15 credits program is designed to meet the increasing demands of students with a comprehensive understanding of energy engineering, social/environmental studies, energy policy, economics, and management.  This program will also be unique in the State of Texas and among only a few in the US. Students earning one of our degrees can concurrently enroll in the Graduate Academic Certificate for dual credit. Similarly, the MEE department offers a master degree in Mechanical and Energy Engineering with a concentration in Energy Systems. For details of this program, click here.

  • Admissions
    Completing the graduate application process is an exciting step to your future success here at UNT. The below resources provide the opportunity for you to get started with helpful information and guidance for the application process.

  • Graduate Application Requirement
    Applicants are encouraged to apply to admission through the procedures outlined at Toulouse Graduate School (tgs.unt.edu) and concurrently submit a vita, statement of purpose, recommendation letters and examples of publications to the Graduate Advisor (GA) of Mechanical and Energy Engineering.

    The department uses holistic criteria for admissions. The GRE, GPA, publications and research experience are all considered in the admission process.

    Typical GRE scores should be 155 or higher on the quantitative section and 146 (150 for Ph.D.) or higher in the verbal sections. A high GPA and/or publication record and compatibility with existing research programs in the department are considered valuable. A request for financial support can be part of the cover letter and application of a department TA/RA position can be filled through the website.

    Acceptable minimum English Language Proficiency (ELP) score is 79 (TOEFL) or 6.5 (IELTS).

    Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework (for MS applicants or Ph.D. applicants with BS degree) and minimum 3.5 GPA in previous university coursework (for Ph.D. applicants with MS degree) is required.

  • Degree Plans
    All students pursuing the master's degree or doctoral degree with a major in Mechanical and Energy Engineering must plan their degree program with the assistance of their major professor and their advisory committee as applicable.


    Degree/Major Change

    If you need to change your degree/major and are a graduate student, you must contact the Graduate Advisor of your department. For the MEEN Department, Dr. Choi is the Graduate Advisor and can be emailed at Tae-Youl.Choi@unt.edu.


  • Resources
    As a prospective or new graduate student here are some resources that will be helpful.

Class Schedules

Current scheudles for upcoming semesters are avalible in PDF format.