Admission Eligibility and Requirements

The following admission requirements are for all degree programs in ISE.


Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline (mathematics acceptable) from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a comparable degree from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad to apply to the MS or Ph.D. program. Students do not have to have a Master’s degree to apply to the Ph.D. program.
Applicants who already hold a master’s degree may not apply for a second master’s degree in the same field.

Application Requirements

Applicants should not apply to more than one ISE program per semester. All application materials may be uploaded online during the application process. Please DO NOT send official copies of transcripts, diplomas, reference letters, or scores. Applicants will be contacted if additional materials are required.

Please visit each page to view the application requirements, depending on your status:

Full-time employees of the University of Illinois will be admitted only as on-campus students and may complete this program on a part-time basis.