Application requirements, MSE and WE

The following items are required before an application may be reviewed for a decision by either the MSE or Welding Engineering Graduate Studies Committees. Note that some items are unique to international applicants.

Application materials are to be submitted via the applicant's OSU Graduate School on-line application.

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PhD Applicants from Iran and Ukraine

In light of the current political violence and tensions in Iran and the ongoing war in Ukraine, applicants to the MSE or WE doctoral program from these countries may request a waiver of the $70 application fee. Please email Prof. Maryam Ghazisaeidi ( with your request and include a copy of your CV. We will review your request and, if approved, reply with instructions on how to apply the fee waiver to your application.


Application deadlines

Materials Science and Engineering Master's  |  Ph.D.
Welding Engineering (on-campus) Master's  |  Ph.D.
Welding Engineering (online MS Non-Thesis) Master's 

MSE & WE on-campus applications--The deadlines at the links above indicate latest deadlines for application to the term. Both on-campus programs begin reviewing applications for the coming Autumn admission in December of the prior year. In other words, we will begin reviewing applications for Autumn 2023 admission in December 2022. We will continue to accept and review applications, and make admission offers, until we fill our projected Graduate Research Associate needs for Autumn 2023. This can be a time-consuming process, often stretching into March and beyond.


Application materials

OSU Graduate Admissions Office

OSU Graduate Admissions Office
(email available at link above)

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Supporting documents are to be uploaded to the application account; electronic versions of documents are preferred. However, if it is necessary to mail hard-copy documents, please use the addresses below.

Regular postal mail:
Graduate and Professional Admissions
The Ohio State University
P.O. Box 182004
Columbus, OH 43218-2004

Express mail:
Graduate and Professional Admissions
The Ohio State University
Student Academic Services Building
281 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1132


Mark Cooper
MSE-WE Graduate Studies Coordinator