Application Process and Timeline

Application Checklist

  • Complete an online application.
  • Pay application fee as part of your online application ($70 domestic/$90 international).  We are unable to provide a fee waiver for international applicants.  Domestic applicants may see if they qualify for a fee waiver here.
  • Upload certified transcripts and degree certificates to your application.
  • Provide official GRE or GMAT scores.  We do not offer a waiver for the GRE/GMAT.
  • Provide 3 letters of reference.  They must be sent electronically from a university or company email address, be signed and appear on official letterhead.
  • Provide a resume with exact dates of employment (note: work experience is NOT required to apply).
  • Provide a purpose statement: In 300 words or less, describe your area of interest and what your goals are upon completion of the MSFE program.  **Please note:  The online application asks for a personal statement of 1000 words.  For MSFE applicants, please limit your statement to 300 words.
  • There are NO program-specific questions to be answered (as referenced in the on-line application).

Application Review Dates for the Fall 2023 Cohort:

December 15, 2022
January 19, 2023
February 16, 2023
March 23, 2023
April 27, 2023
May 11, 2023
PLEASE NOTE:  Only completed applications will be reviewed at each round.  All materials must be received in order for an application to be reviewed.  Please refer to our Admissions page for a full list of application and admission requirements.

No applications will be accepted after APRIL 15th, 11:00PM CST.

Send all ETS scores to:
TOEFL: Institution Code 1836, Department 99
GRE: Institution Code 1836, Department: leave blank

Send GMAT scores to:
Reporting Option: Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign - MSFE

Questions? Email