All programs combine advanced technical work with leadership and management skills, and include a practicum requirement—a resume-building project, clinical, research, or design opportunity that is the basis for demonstrating competency and experience.

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 requirements vary by program. See ‘Application Requirements’ below.


Fall 2024 Application Dates

  • MS, MEng & LEAP – March 15, 2024 | Applications received after March 15th will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
  • [CLOSED] PhD – December 15, 2023 | Deadline to submit all required credentials for PhD applications from international and domestic students to all departments/divisions. We are no longer accepting applications.
  • [CLOSED] MS, MEng & LEAP – January 15, 2024 | 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.

Spring 2024 Application Dates

  • MS, MEng & LEAP – October 1, 2023 | Applications for Spring entry to the following programs only: LEAP, 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 applications for the Spring semester to the following programs: MEng Biomedical Engineering, MS Biomedical Engineering, MS Electrical & Computer Engineering, MS Product Design & Manufacture, MBA/MS Product Design & Manufacture.

Application Requirements

All applicants 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.