Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Completed Admission application

  • Official transcripts from universities attended

Please note that the GMAT nor any other standardized tests are required for the Kettering University Graduate Program.  Admission is the process by which a student submits a completed application, sends official transcripts, and fulfills all admission requirements for a specific degree program. Admission into a graduate degree program occurs when the application process is complete. Based upon whether the student meets all admission requirements, the student will either be granted or denied program admission. After being granted program admission, the student may then proceed to register for and take classes.  Kettering University’s admissions process can be completed in three simple steps:

  • Determine which Master’s program fits your needs.
  • Complete an Admissions Application online at Apply at Kettering Graduate Programs
  • Request all required materials to be mailed to Kettering University’s Graduate Office.

An admission application may be completed and submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or online along with any other necessary document(s). Please note that academic tests (GMAT, GRE) are not required. The Academic Department Review Committee will not review an admission file until it contains all required materials.

Admission Policies

Kettering University does not discriminate by reason of an individual’s race, color, sex, creed, age, handicap, or national origin.  No one is admitted to a Kettering University Graduate Program without a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. university/college or its International equivalent.

Admissions Requirement

Grade Point Average

Regular admission requires an individual to possess one of the following minimum undergraduate overall grade point averages:

  • 3.0 on a 4.0 Grading System, or International equivalency.
  • 85 Overall Grade Point Average on a 100 grade point scale (former Kettering University scale).

Provisional Admission

This will allow domestic individuals to be admitted with one of the following minimum undergraduate grade point averages and will require the individual to achieve a 3.0 minimum grade point average during the first two courses of the program:

  • 2.5 on a 4.0 Grading System.
  • 80 Overall Grade Point Average on a 100 grade point scale (former Kettering University scale).

Applicants must ensure that all materials are submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office by the admission deadline. Late applicants are assigned to the next starting term for their program.

NOTE: Not all programs allow admission every term - see specific program description.

Transcripts

All students applying for admission must submit an official copy of their undergraduate transcripts from an accredited U.S. college or university. An “official transcript” is an unopened, original transcript that is mailed directly from the previous college to Kettering University. International students are required to submit educational documentation to National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). This will be at the expense of the student. Kettering University undergraduate students do not need to submit their Kettering transcripts, but are required to submit transcripts from any other university.

MBA Applicants

The Electrical Engineering MBA Concentration (Power Electronics and Machine Drives) applicants must possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (not Engineering Technology) from an approved ABETaccredited engineering program.

The Mechanical Engineering MBA Concentration (Mechanical Design) applicants must possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (not Engineering Technology) from an approved ABET-accredited engineering program.

The Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering MBA Concentration (Healthcare Systems Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering) applicants must possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (not Engineering Technology and excluding Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering) from an approved ABET-accredited engineering program. Students taking these technical concentrations cannot select courses that substantially support/duplicate their undergraduate degree.