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Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics

Cleveland State University's Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics program objective is to train students in the analytical and computational methods of structural mechanics, the analysis of the mechanical behavior of solids, the fundamentals of material science, and the processing of materials. Recent advances in computational solid mechanics with computer-based algorithms have revolutionized the ability to simulate intelligently both linear and nonlinear structural phenomena. The engineering of advanced materials requires expertise ranging from stress analysis to materials science. Due to this diversity, the program is interdisciplinary in nature with contributions from the Chemical, Civil and Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering graduate programs. It also prepares students for continued study in the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering program.

Two areas of specialization are available:

  1. Structural Mechanics
  2. Mechanics and Materials

The Structural Mechanics track considers analytical and computational approaches to mechanics and materials. It emphasizes numerical formulations and computer simulations of basic structural and material phenomena from a stress/strain viewpoint. The Mechanics and Materials track concentrates on the material science aspects of materials, including the laboratory testing and development and investigation of new engineered materials. All students must complete a common set of core courses specified.

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Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
Phone: 216.687.2400

Admission Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
    • Minimum 2.75 Undergraduate GPA
  • GRE Test Scores
    • The GRE General section is required if one or more of the following conditions is true:

    • An unaccredited college or university awarded the undergraduate degree.
    • The student's undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is below 2.75.
    • The year of the baccalaureate degree precedes the date of application to the College of Graduate
      Studies by more than six years; however, in this case, the examination requirement may be waived, with program approval, if the applicant's undergraduate grade-point average is 3.0 or above.
      • If the GRE is required, a minimum score at the 80th percentile on the Quantitative section is typically required.

*Admission to the program is based on a combination of a candidate’s undergraduate GPA and the GRE score.  

-International students are required to have met at least one of the following English language proficiency requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based): 78 (including at least 20 in reading, 21 in listening, 17 in writing, and 20 in speaking)
  • TOEFL PBT (Paper-Based): 550
  • IELTS: 6.0 and at least 5.0 in each section
  • PTE (Pearson’s Test of English): 50
  • iTEP: 5.0

Admission Deadlines

All applications must be submitted and complete on the following application deadline dates:

  • Domestic Students
    • Rolling
  • International Students
    • Fall Semester – May 15th
    • Spring Semester – October 15th
    • Summer Semester – March 15th

Program Requirements


  • MME 510 - Structure of Materials
  • MME 511 - Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis
  • MME 512 - Finite Element Analysis I
  • MME 513 - Advanced Strength of Materials
  • MME 604 - Elasticity


  • MME 510 Structure of Materials
  • MME 513 Advanced Strength of Materials
  • MME 524 Nondestructive Evaluation
  • MME 604 Elasticity
  • With advisor approval, a maximum of six credits of 400-level courses that are not offered by the departments of Chemical, Civil and Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering may be applied toward the degree. The remaining elective courses are selected from engineering courses numbered 500 and above, with advisor approval. Most MME courses are cross-listed with courses in the Chemical, Civil and Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering departments. Non-MME courses must be approved in advance by the graduate review committee.
  • A six-credit thesis or three-credit research project is required of each student. A graduate committee is formed to guide thesis work. A faculty advisor is required for the research project.
Did You Know?

The Engineering Mechanics program is an interdisciplinary program involving faculty members from the departments of Chemical, Civil and Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering


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Career Outcomes

  • Engineering Mechanics grads commonly become mechanical engineers, industrial engineers, development engineers, and civil engineers. 
  • These are some of the local companies that are hiring CSU grads: Externetworks, Sifco Industries, Aecom, and Belcan.