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PhD Application Process

If you wish to be considered for one of our PhD degree programs, you should apply by the appropriate priority deadline and follow the application instructions listed below:

Priority Application Deadlines

Fall Admission (August) December 1
Spring Admission (January) October 15
Summer Admission Rolling Basis

 

Priority consideration for admission, assistantship/fellowship will be given to those applicants who have submitted the application, including all supporting documents. Please note we continue to accept and process applications after priority deadline dates but give priority to those who complete the application process by that date. If above dates fall on a weekend or holiday, the priority deadline will be the next business day.

Application Instructions

STEP 1 - Sign Up for an Account on CollegeNet

Sign up for a CollegeNet account online at the CollegeNet website. Please note: Your application is not complete and we cannot begin your application review until we receive all required documentation. Your $85 non-refundable application fee must be paid at the time you submit the CollegeNet application online.

Create a CollegeNet Account:

collegenet

STEP 2 - Send Official Transcripts

Request one official transcript from each post-secondary institution (college or university) that you have attended regardless if it was for a certificate, class, intensive program or degree. You must request the registrar of each institution you have attended to mail the official documentation directly to our mailing address (International Students be sure to also review Step 6).

STEP 3 - Send Letters of Recommendation

 Three (3) Letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically as outlined on the application for admission.

STEP 4 - Send Official GRE Scores

All applicants must submit official (within five years of exam date) Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, which include the aptitude portion, as well as the most relevant advanced test in the major field if required by the department. Be sure to use the GRE code of 5815, so that your official scores are sent directly to us.

Applicants for the MS in Management of Technology program may submit official Graduate Management Admission Test(GMAT) scores instead of GRE scores (within five years of exam date). Use the GMAT code of 7NV-S1-08, so that your official scores are sent directly to us.

Please note: Scores will only be considered official if sent directly to us from the testing agency. Institutional exam results are not valid for admission purposes.

STEP 5 - Complete the Essay

Students should submit a 500 word typed statement of academic and professional goals.

STEP 6 - For International Students Only

International students are required to submit the following items:

  1. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The scores are valid for two years from the time you took the exam. The following are our TOEFL/IELTS minimum scores:
    TOEFL ibt - 80
    TOEFL PBT - 550
    IELTS - 6.5

TOEFL code: 5815/ IELTS code:4862

Please note: Scores will only be considered official if sent directly to us from the testing agency. Institutional exam results are not valid for admission purposes.

Proficiency Full-Time Academic Full-Time IEP Concurrent Enrollment (IEP + 6 Academic Credits)*
TOEFL IBT 80 Below 61 61 and at least one of the following:
21 in Listening OR
21 in Reading AND 18 in Writing*
TOEFL Paper-based 550 Below 500 500 and at least one of the following:
55 in Listening OR
55 in Reading AND 55 in Writing*
IELTS 6.5 Below 6.0 6.0 and at least one of the following:
6.5 in Listening OR
6.5 in Reading AND 6.5 in Writing*

*Must have passing subset scores in both Reading and Writing for concurrent enrollment. IEP stands for Intensive English Program. Please note that these requirements are subject to change.

Please note: Scores will only be considered official if sent directly to us from the testing agency. Institutional exam results are not valid for admission purposes.

Applicants holding an undergraduate or graduate degree from an academic institution within the United States or one of the following English-speaking countries are not required to take the TOEFL/IELTS examination:

Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
The Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada (except Quebec)
Dominica
Grenada
Guyana
Ireland
Jamaica
New Zealand
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United Kingdom
 
  1. A copy of the biographical page of your valid passport which includes the display of your picture, name and date of birth.
  2. International Transcript Evaluation

International students who are applying to a graduate program in the College of Engineering must follow the following process for their education documents.

Documents Required 

Submit the following education documents to an approved international credentialing evaluation service:

a) Official original diplomas and certificates in the original language, and
b) Official original transcripts in the original language (names of courses, grades and hours of instruction) for every year of study. 

Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by professional, certified English translations. Translations supplement - but do not replace the official documents.

Type of Evaluation Required

The College of Engineering requires that international applicants to programs request a course-by-course evaluation with GPA

Where to Submit Documents for Evaluation

Josef Silny & Associates (JS&A) Inc., International Education Consultants, is the preferred evaluation service for international applicants to the University of Miami due to their competitive prices and high-quality service. Click here for more information, including the Application for Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials.

World Education Services (WES) is the second preferred evaluation service for international applicants to the University of Miami.  Click here for more information, including the Application for Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials

Please note that international applicants are not required to use the services of JS&A or WES exclusively, but UM does require that international credential evaluation services must be done by one of the approved services found on this list.

Evaluation Fee

Applicants are responsible for the evaluation fee.

Submission of Evaluation

The evaluation vendor is required to send all official copies of related documents to:

University of Miami
College of Engineering
Office of Admission
1251 Memorial Dive
Coral Gables, Florida 33146

  1. If you are admitted and plan on attending you will be required to supply us with the appropriate documentation in order for us to process your student visa:

An official bank* or government sponsorship letter (issued within six months of starting date at UM), addressed to the University of Miami, guaranteeing the availability of sufficient funds to cover tuition** and fees, books, room and board, medical insurance, and personal expenses is required.

*If the bank account belongs to a relative or other sponsor, a letter of sponsorship addressed to the University of Miami is also required and must contain the following information:

  • amount of the financial support promised for the first year of enrollment
  • date written
  • name and address of the sponsor(s)
  • relationship of the sponsor(s) to the student
  • sponsor's signature

**Please note that tuition varies depending on the number of credits required by the program.

Contact Information:

University of Miami - College of Engineering
Office of Admission
1251 Memorial Drive, Room 244
Coral Gables, Florida 33146-0620 U.S.A.
gradadm.eng@miami.edu
305-284-2942