A completed application for admission to the program. Completed applications and assessment records are valid for one year. Following one year, the student will need to submit an updated application and fee for the purpose of reassessing the file under the current catalog year.
Official transcripts of all undergraduate work and any graduate work attempted or completed sent directly to the appropriate Admissions Counselor designated at the time of application. Failure to provide a complete record of all academic work may result in the student not being accepted into the university, or if already enrolled, being withdrawn from the university.
For applicants with foreign transcripts, a copy of the original transcript will be accepted, with an English translation. Transcripts, however, must be evaluated course by course by either Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), World Education Services, Inc. (WES), or SpanTran: The Evaluation Company before evaluation and processing by LeTourneau University.
Undergraduate Degree and GPA
For regular admissions standing, the applicant must have a bachelor's degree in engineering or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university at the time of attendance with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). An applicant whose grade point average is below 3.0 will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee for Engineering, which will consider whether the applicant may be admitted on academic probation. Students currently enrolled as undergraduates must apply for admission into the program and be accepted provisionally before registering for the graduate version of any course.
A satisfactory score on the verbal and math portions of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for admission into the graduate program. An applicant whose combined GRE score is below 304 or Analytical Writing score is below a 3.5 will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee for Engineering, which will consider whether the applicant may be admitted on academic probation.
A personally prepared essay of approximately 1000-1200 words that details the rationale for pursuing graduate study and how the Master of Engineering program relates to personal and professional goals. A specific question may be posed by the graduate committee to applicants to guide the essay.
Letters of Reference
Two letters of reference, preferably from a supervisor or instructor must be provided by the applicant.
For applicants whose native language is not English, a test score of at least 550 on the paper based or 80 on the internet based versions of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Support of Mission
Applicants must be supportive of the Christian mission of LeTourneau University through the integration of the Christian faith with learning and must sign a Behavioral Expectations Agreement, which ensures their understanding and acceptance of the behaviors that are expected of them as students of LeTourneau. See the Behavioral Expectations Agreement here.
The Graduate Admissions Committee for Engineering will consider all indicators of success from the above criteria in making admissions decisions. The decision of the Admissions Committee will be final.