Master of Engineering

Application Requirements & Deadlines


  • Application fee of $90
  • GRE not required
  • Proof of English Proficiency (details here)
  • 1,500-word candidate statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies accepted at time of application)


  • Round 1 - January 11, 2024 (11:59 p.m., US Central
    Standard Time)
  • Round 2 - March 7, 2024 (11:59 p.m., US Central
    Standard Time)

Application Fee Waivers

All applicants meeting the following criteria and providing appropriate supporting documentation will be considered for a fee waiver:

  • Past/current participants with the Peace Corps, Teach for America, U.S. military veterans and personnel, and alumni of a variety of academic preparatory and service programs, as detailed in the application instructions.
  • Applicants meeting eligibility requirements may also qualify through Big Ten Academic Alliance. BTAA FreeApp recipients must then follow emailed instructions from UChicagoGrad Admissions.

Applicants for admission can request a fee waiver by completing the fee waiver form found on the instructions page of the application for admission. The waiver form requires a concise and complete reason for the request. Current UChicago students seeking a waiver must provide their current student ID number.

Application Hardship Request Policy

Applicants for whom a recent disaster or other, major widespread disruption (such as COVID-19) has impacted their ability to complete their application should view the University Hardship Request policy and if necessary submit a formal request. Further instructions and a link to the request form can be found on the instructions page of the application for admission.