Graduate Student Handbook

University and College Procedures

A student who has completed a bachelor’s degree or a degree in technology at any recognized college, university, or technical institution may be considered for admission as a graduate student.

Research and Graduate Studies

The Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies (OVPR) is here to champion and support the creative work of our distinguished faculty and capable, inquisitive students. We provide support for our academic community as we seek to have our work shaped by our society's challenges and work to devise solutions to real problems.  Some of the offices housed under the OVPR include Research and Sponsored Programs, Research Integrity and Technology Transfer.

Financial Aid

Financial aids available for regular, full-time or part-time graduate students.  Associate and non-degree graduate students are not eligible for Direct loans or Graduate Plus Loans, but may be eligible for alternative loans. Teaching assistantships(TA’s), research assistantships (RA’s), graduate assistantships(GA’s), fellowships, and scholarships are academic awards made by the University, by individual academic departments, and by the Dean’s Office.  Several graduate assistantships related to a particular area of study can be obtained by applying to administrative offices.  Loan amounts are determined by the Office of Financial Aid and must be applied for through the Financial Aid Office by completing a Lehigh University Graduate Financial Aid Application and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Degree Programs and Requirements

At Lehigh, you'll get the benefits of the learning opportunities of a larger research university with the personal attention of a small, private college. We foster a culture of curiosity that will encourage you to explore important questions through engaging coursework and immersive experiences.

Additional Supporting Offices Information

Office of International Students & Scholars

Office of Graduate Student Life

This Graduate Student handbook is prepared and issued by the Dean’s Office, P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.  It is intended to serve as a reference for graduate students and for those involved in graduate education in the P.C. Rossin College at Lehigh University.  The original source for some of the procedures and policies listed herein is the Rules and Procedures of the Faculty issued by Lehigh University.  The Office of Financial Aid provides information on financing graduate education.  The University reserves the right to change at any time the rules governing admission, tuition and fees, courses, the granting of degrees, or other regulations affecting graduate students.

Every attempt has been made to provide accurate and timely information of use to the graduate community.  Oversights or mistakes should be brought to the attention of Brianne Lisk, Manager of Graduate Programs, P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, 314a Packard Laboratory, 758-6310,