58
Students
Urban setting
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Overview

The Catholic University of America / Department of Mechanical Engineering is located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) Mechanical engineering
Master of Mechanical Engineering (MME) Energy and environment
Master of Mechanical Engineering (MME) General
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mechanical engineering

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

27
Applied
22
Accepted
10
Enrolled
81%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th July 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official copies of academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official copies of academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

58
Total Graduate Students
79%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
20%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.72%
Black or African American 6.9%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 8.62%
Unknown 20.69%

Gender

Male (67%)
Female (32%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time (9)
Part-time (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Energy and environment, acoustics and vibration, biofabrication and lab-on-chip, experimental mechanics, smart materials
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
533,382

Location & Contact

Address Cardinal Station
Washington, DC  20064
United States
Contact Dr. Sen Nieh
Chair
Email: nieh@cua.edu
Phone: 202-319-5170
Fax: 202-319-5173