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Requirements for graduate applicants

Contact Terri Gosnell, Administrative Assistant for Graduate Studies, 812-877-8885

Rose-Hulman recognizes two general groups of graduate students: regular students and special students.

Regular students
Regular students are those who formally apply, are admitted and enroll to follow an approved program leading to an advanced degree. Admission as a regular student generally requires that the applicant have a bachelor's degree in an appropriate undergraduate field from an accredited educational institution and at least a B average (GPA = 3.0/4.0).

Special students
Special students are permitted to enroll in courses, but are not admitted to a Master's degree program. The minimum requirement for admission as a special student is a Bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics or natural science from an accredited educational institution.

Visit our Graduate Studies section for more information on these classifications.

A completed graduate application for admission should include:

  • A completed application form (See below)
  • College transcript(s) and course descriptions
  • Three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies
  • An applicant who is not a graduate of an accredited Bachelor of Science program in engineering, mathematics or natural science disciplines offered by a U.S. college or university must take the General Test portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Although the GRE is not required for applicants from accredited Bachelor of Science degree programs in engineering, mathematics or natural science disciplines offered by a U.S. college or university, the results of the examination may serve to strengthen the application
  • International students must take the Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL). Applicants must have the Educational Testing Service (E.T.S.) report TOEFL and GRE scores directly to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

Joint Master of Science/Doctor of Medicine Program
Application to the joint Master of Science/Doctor of Medicine degree program is a dual process. Students entering the program will be independently accepted into the graduate program at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and the Doctor of Medicine program at Indiana University School of Medicine. Admission to each degree program is accomplished independently, though applications should be submitted simultaneously.

Graduate Application Form