Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Graduate Engineering Programs

When are applications accepted?

Applications for admission are accepted continuously throughout the entire year. When your application for admission is received, it is evaluated and you will be advised as to your status. Students are responsible for having official transcripts sent directly from all undergraduate schools they have attended to the University of St. Thomas.

View admission deadlines and semester start dates.

The university operates on a semester basis:

  • Fall semester is September - December
  • Spring semester is February - May
  • Summer semester is June and July

Must I complete the GRE before starting classes?
This may not be required. Please contact your advisor for clarification.

Who do I talk to about the status of my application?

Graduate Engineering 

You may also contact one of the advisors listed below to discuss your academic objectives and concerns.

Graduate Engineering Advisors:

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Dr. Greg Mowry, 651-962-5749,

Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering
Mr. Bob Bach, 651-962-5510,

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Dr. John Abraham,651-962-5766,

Master of Science in Regulatory Science
Dr. Frank Freedman, 651-962-5750

Dr. Don Weinkauf (Dean), 651-962-5760,

Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering
Dr. Bob Monson, 651-962-5760,

Master of Science in Technology Management 
Dr. John Fechter, 651-962-5750, 

How do I choose a degree plan?
Your advisor will work with you to choose a degree that is most suited to your situation. In addition, the plan will consider your career aspirations. It is expected that you will consult with an advisor during your first semester.

Do you offer electronic payments?
Yes. See eBilling for more information.

How can I get more information sent to me?

Complete the online Engineering Request for Information form
or contact us directly. 

Graduate Engineering

Phone: 651-962-5500 or 800-328-6819 Ext. 2-5500.
FAX: 651-962-5543

School of Engineering
Mail OSS 100
2115 Summit Avenue
University of St. Thomas
Saint Paul, MN 55105-1079

Do I need a parking permit?

We strongly recommend getting a parking permit if you attend classes on the St. Paul or Minneapolis campuses. Off campus parking is limited and local parking regulations are strictly enforced!
Current parking permit information is available from UST Safety and Parking Services at 651-962-5100 or

How can I help the Undergraduate Engineering Program?

The department is very interested in identifying opportunities for internships, summer jobs, and engineers in industry that could serve as mentors. Please let Don Weinkauf know if you or your company can assist in developing future mechanical or electrical engineers. Thanks!

After classes began, my company wants to send me to California for six weeks! Or, the military has activated me! Now what do I do?

We recognize that the working adult has on-going responsibilities to family, country, job and community. The first step is to discuss your absence with your instructor. If the absence is to be an extended one, we can usually make accommodations such as giving you an "Incomplete" for the current semester and scheduling you to retake the course at a later date. Please discuss this with the Student Services coordinator at 651-962-5756 as soon as possible.