Nuclear Engineering Graduate Admission
If you are interested in applying for graduate admission, go to the University of Idaho College of Graduate Studies website for more information.
The first point of contact for anyone interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Nuclear Engineering is Program Coordinator, Dr. Akira Tokuhiro. Dr. Tokuhiro can be reached by phone at (208) 533-8102 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Fred Gunnerson, program director, is available to answer questions. Dr. Gunnerson serves initially as the advisor for students pursuing M.S. and Ph.D. degrees as they work to select a major professor.
Nuclear Engineering Program requirements for graduate admission
The minimum requirements to enter any of the graduate programs in nuclear engineering are:
Undergraduate degree in engineering or closely related field from an ABET-accredited U.S. program, does not include technical degrees; cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
GRE General Exam is recommended but not required for students with an undergraduate degree from a U.S. ABET-accredited program. The GRE General Exam is required for all other applicants. Minimum scores required: Verbal 470, Quantitative 680, Analytical Writing 4.5.
TOEFL (minimum score: computer based 249, paper based 605) is required for all students whose primary language is not English.
All applicants are required to submit;
- 3 letters of recommendation
- 1-2 page Statement of Career Objectives
- 1-2 page Curriculum Vitae/Resume
- (see the Definitions & Example Page).
Application Deadlines are as follows: admission for fall semester - July 1; spring semester - November 1; and summer semester - April 1.
Applicants to any of the graduate programs are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the program’s Graduate Committee. Some applicants who have a baccalaureate degree in a field other than engineering may be required to complete certain undergraduate deficiency courses before they will be allowed to take graduate level courses.
Engineering Outreach - The University of Idaho’s Engineering Outreach program, founded in 1975, uses DVD and video production, satellite broadcasts, compressed video conferencing, and the Internet to deliver graduate programs, certificates of completion, and courses for professional development to more than 400 students worldwide each semester. Several NE classes are delivered by Engineering Outreach.
Financial Support –A limited number of graduate assistantships are available.
The graduate degrees offered in the UI Nuclear Engineering Program are;
- Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering (M.S.N.E.),
- Master of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering (M.E.N.E.),
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).
The Master of Engineering degree is a design-oriented degree. A master's thesis is not required. The degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours and normally takes 3 to 4 semesters to complete.
The Master of Science degree is a research-based degree culminating in a master's thesis. Students completing this degree would be well prepared to work in research, industry or academic settings. The degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, and normally takes 3 to 4 semesters to complete.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree is an advanced research-based degree. The results of the research done are summarized in a doctoral dissertation. The research completed in this degree is expected to be original and innovative. Students completing this degree are well prepared to work in a research-oriented position, such as those at national laboratories, industries, or universities. The program requires a minimum of 78 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree and normally takes 3 to 5 years to complete.
For additional information, the Graduate Student Handbook is available for download, or please contact Dr. Akira Tokuhiro at 208-533-8102 or by e-mail email@example.com.