Application Evaluation Process

Application Evaluation Process


Admission into the M.Eng. in Plasma Engineering Program is subject to the evaluations and recommendations given by a committee of faculty members.  Qualified applicants will have their application reviewed based on the following criteria.

  • Competitive GPA based on the last two years of their undergraduate degree.
  • Display of a solid technical background to show the applicant is ready for graduate level coursework in this field.
  • Demonstration of strong communication skills through written application materials, letters of recommendations, and TOEFL scores (for international students only).
  • Strong letters of recommendations that highlight applicant’s leadership and communication skills as well as academic ability.
  • Informative “Statement of Purpose” and “Resume” that explains applicant’s background, experiences, education and career goals, leadership, and attractions to field of Plasma Engineering.
  • Complete application, which means all application materials have to reach the department by the application deadline.


  • The Admissions Committee carefully reviews and evaluates all applicants.
  • All admission decisions will be communicated via email to the email address provided in applicant’s application. Additional certification or documentation may be required from applicants who are recommended for admission in order to process the admission recommendation with the Graduate College Admission Office.
  • Applicants who are recommended for admission will need to submit an official final transcript (which shows completion of all courses and degree awarded) upon final review by the Graduate College Admission Office.

Program Highlights


Earn a Professional Master’s Degree in 2 – 3 semesters.

Gain valuable experience through an internship or a design project in plasma engineering.

Prepare for leadership in your career by gaining a depth of knowledge and tailored experience.

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Dates to Know

Fall term: May 1 (international), July 1 (domestic and UIUC students)
Spring term: November 1 (international), December 1 (domestic and UIUC students)
Summer term: April 1 (all applicants)

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