Regular admission to the M.S.E.E. program requires a 3.0 undergraduate grade-point-average (GPA). Graduates from international universities or from a non-ABET-accredited undergraduate programs are required to take the verbal-reasoning and quantitative-reasoning portions of the Graduate Records Examinations (GRE) unless this requirement is waived by special petition to the Department Graduate Studies Committee. The GRE may be required by the Department Graduate Studies Committee if the applicant's undergraduate GPA falls below 3.0. If the student has an unacceptable undergraduate GPA, but has achieved a graduate GPA of 3.25 or better on a minimum of 15 semester hours of relevant graduate work (e.g., taken as an unclassified student, or at another university), then the student may be accepted into the program (note that units completed before admission may not all be transferable into a graduate degree program).
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.
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.
Applications are reviewed on a continual basis, but need to be received by April 1 (fall admission) or October 1 (spring admission) for students who are applying for assistantships. It is recommended that international students apply at least 3 months prior to the start of the semester to allow time to request a visa. Limited fellowships and assistantships are available.
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For additional information, please contact the ECE office.