The following application materials must be submitted directly to Graduate Admission Services:

If your institution sends electronic official transcripts, we accept the following electronic transcript services: E-Scrip, Parchment, Credentials Inc., and National Student Clearinghouse. All E-Scrip, Parchment, and National Student Clearinghouse transcripts must be sent directly to gradtranscripts@asu.edu from those transcript services or from the institutions that use those services. If you can and choose to use these services, you should apply online to the ASU Graduate Admission Services application prior to having your official e-transcripts sent.

If your institution does not use one of those transcript services, you will need to mail an official transcript. Your six digit application ID should be on the transcript envelope if possible.

If sending by Regular Mail
Arizona State University
Graduate Admissions Services
PO Box 870112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

If sending by FedEx, DHL or UPS:
Graduate Admission Services
Arizona State University
1151 S. Forest Avenue, #SSV112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

Graduate Admission Services
Tel: 480-965-6113
Web: students.asu.edu/graduate


Application for Admission

Can be accessed only online. Click here to go to Application for Admission


Application Priority Deadline

Fall Semester – December 31

Spring Semester – August 1

Spring: Spring admission is reserved for ASU 4+1 students and MS applicants. Traditional PhD applicants are encouraged to apply for the Fall term.

All application materials, including letters of recommendation, test scores, and transcripts, must be received by the deadlines above in order to meet the priority admission deadline.

Graduate Admissions Services has a late application fee for students applying after the university deadline. For a list of those deadlines, please go to: https://graduate.asu.edu/.


Application Fee

US citizens $70

Non-US citizens $90

This is a processing fee assessed by Graduate Admission Services and cannot be waived or deferred. Late fees apply: graduate.asu.edu/admissions/how_to_apply



Only official transcripts are accepted; no photocopies. These must be mailed to Graduate Admissions Services (see address above). For international students, transcripts must be in the original language, along with an official English translation. Also see:

Graduate Admissions Services: students.asu.edu/graduate/apply



The materials program does not admit students to the graduate program with less than a 3.0/4.0 GPA or the equivalent. The majority of students who apply to the graduate program have GPA’s above 3.4.


GRE Score

Official score sent by ETS only. Guideline for the GRE: verbal 146+, quantitative 159+, analytical 4.0+, Institution code for ASU: 4007; there is no department code.


English Proficiency (for international graduate applicants)

A TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score is required by the graduate Materials Science and Engineering program, in order to be considered for admission.

    • Official TOEFL sent by ETS only. Minimum scores: iBT 100; pBT 600. Institution code for ASU: 4007; for department code, applicant may enter 0000
    • Official IELTS sent by issuing institution only. Minimum score: 7. No institution code is needed
    • Official PTE sent by Pearson only. Minimum Score: 65


You could qualify for an exemption from this requirement by one of the following two options:

    • This requirement would be met if you successfully complete the highest level at the Global Launch Intensive English Program with grades of B or better; AND in addition, acquire a score of 50 or better on the Speak Test (must be taken at Arizona State University).


    • If you meet one of the conditions below, you may be contacted for an interview.
      • You successfully complete the highest level at the Global Launch Intensive English Program with grades of B or better OR
      • Attended in person a regionally accredited college or university in the United States and earned a bachelor’s degree or higher in the U.S., OR
      • Attended in person a regionally accredited college or university in the United States and completed at least 12 credit hours of graduate course work with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or higher (all credits must be earned in the U.S.), OR
      • Attended in person a regionally accredited college or university in the United States and completed at least 90 credit hours of undergraduate course work with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or higher (all 90 hours must be earned in the U.S.)

For the Graduate Admission Services English Proficiency Requirement and Exemption website, see: http://students.asu.edu/graduate/proficiency.


Applicants will be asked to upload their resume in the online application. The resume should contain educational institutions attended, employment experience (if any), technical skills or expertise, awards and honors, and if applicable, a list of the publications you have authored or co‐authored. It is not necessary to send copies of publications.


Personal Statement

You will be asked to upload your personal statement in the online application. The personal statement is an essay describing your background, academic achievements, research interests, career goals, and why you wish to pursue graduate study in Materials at ASU.


Three (3) Recommendation Letters

The online application will ask you for three names and three email addresses for three recommenders; and the company/school for which they work. Your recommenders will receive an email and must submit their letter of recommendation electronically.


 Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Admissions: students.asu.edu/graduate/international

Visa/Immigration Information: students.asu.edu/international/immigration


If you still have questions regarding admission requirements and procedures, please contact the SEMTE graduate advising office:

Phone: 480.965.4979

Email: semtegrad@asu.edu