Graduate Student Admission

Applications for admission are invited from graduates of recognized colleges and universities. Selection is based on promise of success in the work proposed, which is judged largely on the previous college record.

Candidates whose engineering background is judged to be deficient may be required to take additional coursework that may not be applied toward the degree. The adviser helps plan a program to remedy any such deficiencies, after students arrive at UCLA.

Entering students normally are expected to have completed the BS degree requirements with at least a 3.0 grade-point average in all coursework taken in the junior and senior years.

Students entering the Engineer/PhD program normally are expected to have completed the requirements for the master’s degree with at least a 3.25 grade-point average, and to have demonstrated creative ability. Normally the MS degree is required for admission to the PhD program. Exceptional students, however, can be admitted to the PhD program without having an MS degree.

For information on the proficiency in English requirements for international graduate students, see Graduate Admission in the Graduate Study section of the UCLA General Catalog.

To submit a graduate application, see the school graduate admissions web page. From there, connect to the site of the preferred department or program and go to the online graduate application.

Graduate Record Examination

Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541-6000

Applicants to UCLA Samueli graduate programs are required to take the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Specific information about the GRE may be obtained from the department of interest.

Obtain applications for the GRE by contacting Educational Testing Service.


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