165
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Worcester Polytechnic Institute / Department of Mechanical Engineering is located in Worcester, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Materials science and engineering
Master of Science (MS) Mechanical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mechanical engineering
(Graduate Certificate) Mechanical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Materials science and engineering
Master of Science (MS) Manufacturing engineering
Master of Science (MS) Materials process engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Manufacturing engineering

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 71
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (recommended)
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

262
Applied
160
Accepted
58
Enrolled
61%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 563
TOEFL IBT score: 84
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

165
Total Graduate Students
55%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
44%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.85%
Black or African American 2.42%
White or Caucasian 56%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.82%
Unknown 1.82%

Gender

Male (81%)
Female (18%)

Faculty

33
Total faculty
Full-time (30)
Part-time (3)
Male (27)
Female (6)

Location & Contact

Address 100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA  01609-2280
United States
Contact Dr. Jamal Yagoobi
Interim Head
Email: jyagoobi@wpi.edu
Phone: 508-831-5026
Fax: 508-831-5680