PhD in Engineering - EE: Admission Requirements

Regular admission to the PhD program requires the following: A 3.3 grade-point-average (GPA) on all previous college work, including both graduate and undergraduate. The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) may be required if the applicant falls below this GPA or is not a graduate of an ABET accredited undergraduate program in electrical engineering. The verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning portions of the GRE are required of all international applicants.

Graduates of international universities are required to take the TOEFL exam: A score of 550-600 on the paper-based exam, 78-80 on the internet-based exam or 213-250 on the computer-based exam is required. If the student has completed at least one year of full-time academic study at a U.S. institution at the time of application, if English is the student's native language, or if the student can demonstrate fluency in English in person to the ECE Graduate Program Director, the requirement to take the TOEFL may be waived.

Students not admitted on a regular basis may be admitted on a provisional basis depending on their over-all application file, including GPA, GRE, letters of recommendation, etc. Students admitted on a provisional basis are often required to take remedial courses (these are specified in the letter of acceptance). Registration for such remedial courses must commence with the first semester of a student's program with at least three credits completed per semester until all remedial requirements are satisfied.

For application information: How To Apply

For additional information, please contact the ECE Department.