Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree in engineering or applied sciences with exemplary grades, a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0, and a satisfactory score on the GRE General Tests. Applicants must satisfy the general admission requirements of the Graduate School and receive the approval of the program advisor and the Dean of the Graduate School.
Applicants from non-English speaking countries must also present a minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the internet-based exam, or 550 on the paper test. A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 is also acceptable for applicants from non-English speaking countries.
Students who do not satisfy these requirements but have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in electrical engineering courses in their last two years of study may be considered for probationary admission. A student with degree in a field other than electrical engineering may be required to take deficiency courses.
The Master of Engineering (M.E.) program in electrical engineering requires completion of 30 credit hours. No more than 40 percent of the total credit hours may come from 6000 level courses.
Minimum credit hours of core courses in electrical engineering (one 7000-level course from at least 3 Core Areas)
Minimum credit hours outside department (6000 or 7000 level)
Maximum credit hours outside department (6000 or 7000 level)
Maximum credit hours of 6000-level courses
Maximum credit hours of independent study
Minimum Total Credit Hours
A 3.0 overall grade point average is the minimum acceptable performance level for the program and must be maintained for all courses applied toward the degree. No more than three hours of coursework with a grade of “C” can be applied toward a master’s degree.
Students may undertake a three-hour design project under the supervision of a faculty advisor and write a design report. Grades for the design report are recorded on a pass-fail basis and are not computed in the grade point average, although a passing grade is required.
Core Areas (9 Hours)
Students must take 1 course from at least 3 different core areas to fulfill core course requirements. Alternative courses not listed here may be approved to fulfill core area requirements with the permission of the graduate program advisor.
Elective courses must be approved by the graduate advisor and/or the department chair. At least 6 hours of electives must be taken outside the department. Students in the M.E. option may undertake a three-hour design project under the supervision of a faculty advisor and write a design report.
Graduation Grade Requirements
No more than three hours of coursework with a grade of “C” can be applied toward a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.