Why Pursue PhD in Mechanical Engineering at UofL

  • Research areas include:
    • Financial support (Stipend/Tuition/Health Insurance) is available
    • Excellent facilities
    • Individualized mentoring
    • Highly livable city

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Research Areas

Admission Guidelines/Process

  • Rolling admissions , Semester/Starting Months:
    • Fall/August,
    • Spring/January,
    • Summer/May
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline (Masters preferred, Bachelors considered)
  • Submission of online Graduate School Application, prior to contacting Potential Mechanical Engineering faculty mentors (unless responding to a recruitment notice from a specific faculty member)
  • Submit all required accompanying documentation
  • Obtain commitment of a Mechanical Engineering Faculty to serve as research mentor, after submission of online Graduate School Application (Note that initial contact via email is appropriate; however, faculty members will typically not commit to serve as mentor without direct conversation via video conference or phone)

Admission Guidelines/Process

Select Companies That Hired Our Graduates Include:

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Lockheed Martin

Student Testimonials

Financial Support Mechanisms

  • UofL Graduate Fellowships (applicants do not directly apply; must be nominated by intended PhD program)
  • Mechanical Engineering Teaching Assistantships (appointed by department chair)
  • Graduate Research Assistantships (appointed by individual faculty members with available research funding)
  • External Graduate Fellowships (must apply directly to offering agencies); Offering agencies include, but are not limited to xxx, yyy, zzz

Additional information

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