Master of Engineering Application Procedure

Application Deadlines for Domestic Students

Although domestic students can apply for admission any quarter, most students apply to enter in the Autumn Quarter.  If you are taking the Global Integrated System Engineering three-course sequence your first year, you must begin Autumn Quarter.   If you are applying as a graduate-nonmatriculated (GNM) student, please see the GNM page.
Autumn Quarter Deadline: July 1
Winter Quarter Deadline:  October 1
Spring Quarter Deadline:  January 1
Summer Quarter Deadline:  April 1
Application Deadline for International Students
Deadline:  January 1 for Autumn Quarter admission
Application Process
The following items must be submitted to the Graduate School using the online application system:
  1. Online Graduate School Application and payment of application fee.
  2. Choose the application for the Master of Industrial and Systems Engineering (the Master of Engineering degree NOT the Master of Science). 
  3. Transcripts.  Electronic copies (PDF preferred) of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to the online application. 
  4. Personal Statement. 
  5. Resume.
  6. Two letters of recommendation.  Confidential letters are submitted electronically by recommenders indicated on your application. 
  7. If you are admitted, you will be required to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to the Graduate School.
  8. International Students Only:
    Submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or an equivalent exam approved by the Graduate School. You must submit TOEFL scores even if you plan to take online classes from your home country.   For more information, contact the University’s Office of Educational Assessment or the Educational Testing Service.


International Students

International students who wish to pursue studies as a full-time student in residence at the University of Washington please take note:  International graduate students constitute an important segment of the Graduate School. The University of Washington encourages academically qualified applicants from other countries and also those noncitizen applicants who are attending, or have degrees from, other universities in the United States. International applicants must be prepared to provide evidence that they will have available approximately $56,000 for each year of study. Frequently Asked Questions for International Students at the UW.