Pamela M. Norris
Associate Dean for
Research and Graduate Programs
As dean of graduate programs, I welcome your interest in pursuing a professional degree with our School. Please look through this site for answers to questions you may have about being a student here. In particular, please fill out the interest page to request information about your areas of interest. I am looking forward to getting to know you.
Off-Grounds Degree Programs
We seek well-rounded individuals who bring exceptional intellectual capabilities and passion for their chosen field. We have no minimum GPA or GRE requirements but rather we evaluate the entire application, weighing all components. We look for evidence of competitive academic performance, work and life experiences, and qualities of character including motivation, maturity, tenacity, integrity, ability to work with others, self-reliance and leadership. As the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees are "research degrees," it is also necessary for your research interests and experiences to align with the areas of funded research in the department of interest. Admission, therefore, is often dependent on finding a faculty member(s) with funded research in an area(s) that matches your interests. It is recommended that applicants spend time researching the areas of active research and the faculty conducting that research in the department of interest. The Statement of Interest should then address these areas. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.
We welcome applications from men and women from other countries whose diverse perspectives broaden the range of educational experience for all members of the academic community.
Whether you are beginning your graduate education or are preparing to move beyond a master’s degree, the Engineering School Office of Graduate Programs is available to help you.