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. Applicants whose highest degree is held from an international university 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 GPA on all previous college work falls below 3.3.
Students with an MSEE through graduate course work only: 12 credits of graduate course work and 18 credits transferred from MSEE to meet 30 credit hours required by the graduate school.
Students with an MSEE through 24 hours of graduate course work and 6 hours of thesis: 12 credits of graduate course work and 18 credits transferred from MSEE.
Students with an MSEE/BSEE concurrent program: 12 credits of graduate course work and 18 hours transferred from MSEE.
Students with a BSEE degree: 36 hours of graduate course work.
Graduates of international universities are required to take the TOEFL exam: A score of 550-600 on the paper-based exam, 80 on the internet-based exam or 213-250 on the computer-based exam is required, a score of 80 on the ILETS exam. 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, 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.
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