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Graduate Admission Requirements

Prospective applicants should indicate their preferred academic area when they inquire about admission. Candidates may apply for admission in any academic term.

All applicants must comply with the following requirements:
 
1. Fill the Application for Admission.
 

2. Pay a $50.00 Admission Fee (non-refundable).


3. Submit an official academic transcript directly from the university where the applicant obtained his/her bachelor’s degree, and a Graduation Certificate that includes the graduation general grade point average to the Graduate Affairs Office.

4. Submit three (3) letters of recommendation from persons who can attest to the applicant’s preparation and ability to perform at a graduate level.

5. Aliens must submit a copy of immigration status.

Applicants who are denied admission may request reconsideration by a committee. The Reconsideration committee is composed by the Graduate Program Coordinator, Dean of Graduate School and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The procedures and criteria for reconsideration are established by the Committee taking into account the applicant’s job experience, professional licensing and other alternate admission criteria such as results from TOEFL and GMAT among others.
 

Individual programs may have additional requirements. Applicants are encouraged to consult the catalog’s section that describes the graduate program of interest.

An active undergraduate student can only register in graduate courses if he/she has been admitted to the Combined Bachelor’s Master’s Degree Program. (Refer to Bachelor’s Master’s Degree Program section of this Catalog).
 

Upon proper completion of all admission requirements the applicant will, if admitted, be eligible to register . When registration is completed, and all fees are paid, the student will be officially enrolled at the University. The dates for registration are included in the Academic Calendar.

 

Master's Degree Programs Requirements

 

Master in Engineering Management

You must have a Bachelor of Engineering from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 2.50 * / 4.00.
 

Master of Business Administration

You must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline (including Business Administration) from an accredited university, with a minimum GPA of 2.50 * / 4.00. Results of EXADEP (Graduate Entrance Admission Test), GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE (Graduate Records Examination) must be submitted. Tests should have been taken within five years of the date of application.

Master in Environmental Management

You must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 2.50 * / 4.00.
 

Master in Manufacturing Competitiveness

You must have Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, and Business Administration or am equivalent degree in any field related to industrial manufacturing from an accredited university. You must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 * / 4.00.
 

Master in Manufacturing Engineering

You must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 2.75 * / 4.00.
 

Master in Civil Engineering

You must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university, with a minimum GPA of 2.75 * / 4.00.


Master in Electrical Engineering
You must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or other related baccalaureate (subject to verification and approval) from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 2.80 * / 4.00 in general courses, and 3.00 * / 4.00 in specialty courses.
 

Master in Computer Engineering

You must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering or other related baccalaureate (subject to verification and approval) from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 2.80 * / 4.00.
 

Master in Computer Science

You must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or other related baccalaureate (subject to verification and approval) from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 2.80 * / 4.00.
 

Master in Mechanical Engineering

You must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related baccalaureate (subject to verification and approval) from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 2.80 * / 4.00.
 

Master of Landscape Architecture  

You must have a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Master of Architecture or any other bachelor’s degree subject to verification and approval. All these degrees must be from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 2.85 * / 4.00.

The applicant must successfully pass a formal interview with the Landscape Architecture Program’s Admissions Committee. You must submit an essay (about 1.200 words) describing a local landscape architecture issue, accompanied by a representative picture of the problem described. Applications for admission will only be evaluated during August (FALL) trimester.
 
Master of Geospatial Science and Technology
You must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited university, with a minimum GPA of 2.75 * / 4.00.

Applicants who are not United States of America citizens or permanent residents must petition Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico to issue official forms required by the Bureau of Immigration and Citizenship Services (BICS). Upon completion of these forms and acceptance, these applicants will be classified as international students.

An applicant desiring to enroll as an international student must submit the following documents:


International Applicants with Form I-20

1. Fill the Application for Admission.


2. Make payment of sixfty dollars ($60.00) application fee. The application fee is non refundable and will not be applicable toward the student’s registration charges.

3. Submit an official transcript certified by the educational institution and validated by the Ministry of Education of the applicant’s home country as well as a USA academic equivalence certification for that degree certified by an accredited evaluation firm (World Education Services, Inc.; Educational Evaluation, Inc. etc.). The academic equivalence certification must include the equivalent U.S.A. degree with a detailed evaluation, course by course, of an official transcript from the educational institution in the candidate’s home country. The document must be sent directly from the institution to the Graduate Office, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.

4. Submit three (3) letters of recommendation from persons who can attest to the applicant’s preparation and ability to perform at a graduate level.

5. Demonstrate financial capacity to complete the required program, if personally by means of a funds availability certificate from the candidate’s banking institution or:

a. Submit a sworn statement by the person that will cover the costs of the studies, indicating the annual amount assigned for this purpose and

b. Submit a copy of the Income Tax return of the person, residing in U.S. territory that will cover the cost of the studies or, if self financed, submit a letter from the applicant’s banking institution, certifying availability of funds to cover the studies.
 
6. Applicants may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

The International Student Adviser offers information, counseling, and assistance on Federal Regulations related to maintaining the student status. The adviser is located at the Registrar’s Office.

 

Graduate Application
    Graduate Admissions Application  
   

Si usted ha estudiado anteriormente a nivel graduado (Certificados Graduados, Maestrías, Phd o bajo el Non-Degree Status) en la Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico, favor de NO llenar esta solicitud, debe completar la solicitud de Readmisión. De tener alguna duda o pregunta puede comunicarse al 787-622-8000 ext.686 Escuela Graduada o si prefiere, vía correo electrónico: escuelagraduada@pupr.edu 

    Graduate Application-International Students  
   

Si usted ha estudiado anteriormente a nivel graduado (Certificados Graduados, Maestrías, Phd o bajo el Non-Degree Status) en la Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico  favor de NO llenar esta solicitud, debe completar la solicitud de Readmisión. De tener alguna duda o pregunta puede comunicarse al 787-622-8000 ext. 686 Escuela Graduada o si prefiere, vía correo electrónico: escuelagraduada@pupr.edu 

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