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Graduate Admissions

How to Apply

Now that you have decided to join us at the Grainger College of Engineering, here are some general guidelines and steps to apply. Be sure to check with your department for any additional requirements.

Begin Graduate Application

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  1. Select a program of study that best fits your skills and interests.
  2. Review all application requirements and prepare for each stage of the application process.
  3. Complete the online application through the Graduate College
  4. Carefully read all emails sent from the department and university to ensure no additional forms must be completed after you submit the online application.
  5. Follow up with the department before the application deadline to ensure all application materials have been received. Many departments have an online system that allows you to see what application materials have not been received.

Application fee waiver for Domestic Ph.D. applicants

  • Available now through January 15, 2020
  • Domestic applicants only
  • Must have a 3.5 or greater cumulative undergraduate GPA
  • Must be eligible for direct admission into a Ph.D. program

More Information

Application Guidelines

  • You must have been awarded (or are about to be awarded a four-year bachelor's degree equivalent to that granted by the University of Illinois) to be eligible for graduate programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If your undergraduate degree is a three-year program, you are not eligible for graduate-level admissions consideration at the University of Illinois.
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign requires you to hold at least a 3.0/4.0 or higher GPA in your undergraduate degree to be eligible for graduate studies on this campus.
  • You cannot apply to a master's or doctoral program if you already hold a master's or Ph.D. in the field that is equivalent to the one awarded by Illinois.

International Applicants

Contact Us

Office of Graduate and Professional Programs
College of Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

400 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Email: engr-gpp@illinois.edu
Call: 217-333-6634
Fax: 217-333-0015