Graduate Admissions

Becoming a Graduate Student

Comprehensive information on the NPRE ILLINOIS Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees can be found in the Graduate College Program of Study. The Program of Study provides admission information including program prerequisites, application deadlines, GRE and TOEFL requirements, and MEng and PhD degree requirements.


How to Apply

Now that you have decided to join us at the Grainger College of Engineering, here are some general guidelines and steps to apply. Be sure to check with your department for any additional requirements.

*The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test is encouraged, but not required, for admission. The GRE score will provide supporting information and is, in some cases, required for an admission or funding decision, including fellowships and assistantships. 

*Domestic applicants with a 3.6 GPA or higher from their undergraduate institution and applying for the Master’s with PhD program can request an application fee waiver.  Contact Kristie Stramaski for information. 

Begin Graduate Application

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  1. Review all application requirements and prepare for each stage of the application process.
  2. Complete the online application through the Graduate College
  3. Carefully read all emails sent from the department and university to ensure no additional forms must be completed after you submit the online application.
  4. Follow up with the department before the application deadline to ensure all application materials have been received. Many departments have an online system that allows you to see what application materials have not been received.

Admissions Requirements and Process

View degree requirements, TOEFL, fees, transcripts, statements, references, GRE, financial certification.

See the program requirements

Contact: Kristie Stramaski

Graduate Admissions Contact

Kristie Stramaski
218 Talbot Laboratory, MC-234
104 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801

fax: 217/333-2906

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General Questions

Nuclear, Plasma & Radiological Engineering
Suite 100 Talbot Laboratory, MC-234
104 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801

fax: 217/333-2906

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Salary Averages

A degree from NPRE ILLINOIS will prepare you to achieve your professional goals. NPRE graduates in the past five years reported annual incomes of over $75,000.


Our graduates land positions with industry leaders like Constellation, TerraPower, Entergy, Westinghouse, Intel, ASML, Jensen Hughes, and many national laboratories. Employers can be grouped roughly into nuclear utilities or energy providers, nuclear utility engineering consulting and design support firms, semiconductor fabrication companies, medical imaging device research and design, radiation detector research and design, private and federal research and development labs.


With a net faculty increase in recent years and over $8 million in research expenditures annually, NPRE ILLINOIS stands out among its peers.


With a world-known high-tech fusion device (HIDRA), the Functional X-Ray Imaging Lab, and numerous cutting-edge facilities, NPRE helps students have access to resources that they need.