Application Dates & Requirements

Our online application is available beginning September 1 to submit applications for both the Spring and Fall Semesters. All applications must be submitted in full and the application fee is to be paid by the application deadlines listed below.

  • GRE scores are not required for all programs. Please review the “Graduate Record Examination(GRE)” tab below for more information.

Fall 2021 Application Dates

December 15*
Deadline to submit all required credentials for PhD applications from international and domestic students to all departments/divisions.
*Note: Students in regions/countries where internet access has been temporarily blocked and can not make the December 15th deadline should contact (617-353-9760) for further instructions.
MS, MEng & LEAP January 15 ALL Masters Programs

Priority deadline. All applications to master’s programs will be considered for tuition scholarship. Applications completed by Jan 15th will receive priority review for scholarship.

MS, MEng & LEAP March 15 ALL Masters Programs

Spring  2021 Application Dates

MS, MEng & LEAP October 1 Applications to the following programs only:

  • LEAP
  • MS in Biomedical Engineering
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering
  • MS and MEng in Materials Science and Engineering
  • MS in Robotics & Autonomous Systems
  • MS and MEng in Systems Engineering
We do not accept PhD applications for the spring semester.
We do not accept the following applications for the spring semester:

  • MEng Biomedical Engineering
  • MS Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • MS Product Design & Manufacture

Application Requirements

All applications to the College of Engineering are required to submit the following credentials:

Additional Credentials

Additional Documents for International Applicants

If you are not a citizen of the United States or do not hold official United States Permanent Residency status and you are interested in admission to Boston University, please review our International Students page.

Helpful Hints

We encourage all of our students to review our deadlines and know what is required and when it should be submitted.

Our Frequently Asked Questions section provides a good resource for answers to the most common inquiries we receive from applicants. We encourage all of our students to visit that page and use it as a resource while applying.

Additional Information

All credentials supporting an application must be submitted in English.

Materials submitted in support of an application become the property of the University, and neither originals nor copies will be returned. Application materials will be destroyed one year after the semester of acceptance if the applicant does not matriculate.