Academics: Graduate

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers the Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering. Thesis and non-thesis options are available for the the M.S. degrees. The department also supports three tracks (Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Wireless Engineering) within the Professional Science Masters (PSM) degree in Engineering and Business. This online degree combines courses in Engineering and Business for working Engineers interested in advancing into management positions.

In order for a student to become a candidate for a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering, he/she must either have completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or have otherwise demonstrated a high scholastic competency in all of the required undergraduate courses for that degree. Specific coursework, thesis, and examination requirements for each degree are listed above.

Outstanding candidates will be considered for Research Assistantships in various Research Areas. For information about currently available graduate research assistantships, contact the graduate faculty member with matching research interests. Teaching Assistantships, Fellowships and Other Financial Aid may also be available. All applicants will automatically be considered for any available financial support. No additional application material beyond the application for admission is normally required. For consideration for financial support, completed applications must be received by the Graduate School no later than January 15 for students starting graduate studies in the Fall Semester.

Applicants are evaluated by a number of criteria, including GRE scores, undergraduate GPA, class rank, letters of recommendation and matching research interests. A minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 is required for admission. Otherwise, no single criterion determines admission. The average GRE scores for accepted students are: 470 (V), 770 (Q) and 3.6 (W). Please see our frequently asked questions document for more information.

If you have any questions or need additional information on the ECE graduate programs, contact the ECE Graduate Coordinator.