The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering (MSECE)
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Non Degree

Required Supporting Documents


  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Average scores of successful applicants are:
      • Verbal: 154
      • Quantitative: 166
      • Analytical Writing: 4.0
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants: choose a test below)
    • TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (IBT): Minimum Overall Required Score: 80
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Speaking: 18 (23 is required to be considered for a teaching assistantship)
        • Writing: 22 (exceptions made for exceptional PhD applicants with financial support)
    • TOEFL: Paper-Delivered Test: Minimum Overall Required Score: No minimum
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Writing: 22 (exceptions made for exceptional PhD applicants with financial support)
    • IELTS (Academic Module): Minimum Overall Required Score: 6.5
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 6.5
        • Listening: 6.0
        • Speaking: 6.0
        • Writing: 5.5
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants)
    • TWE (Recommended)

Master's Degree Program Requirements


  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    • 3.25 or equivalent

Doctoral Degree Program Requirements


  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    • 3.0 or equivalent
  • Master's Degree required with Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    • 3.3 or equivalent

Application Deadlines


  • Fall Spring Summer
    December 15* May 1 No Entry

  • *December 15 is the deadline for priority consideration for financial support. Only a limited number of admissions will be granted to applicants whose application is completed after December 15. May 1 is the final deadline.

Program Contact Information


Additional Information


  • Current master's students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will not be required to submit a new application.
  • Bachelor's level students are normally considered for admission into the Master's program; however, bachelor's level students with exceptionally strong undergraduate records may apply for and be considered for direct admission into the Ph.D. degree program.
  • Letters of Recommendation should be submitted online. If your recommenders are unable to submit electronically, you must download the recommendation form and complete the top portion before giving to your recommender(s) to include with their letter.
  • International applicants who want to be considered for a teaching assistantship must submit the IBT TOEFL and have a Speaking score of 23.

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