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Graduate Admission Requirements

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MSE Admission requirements
  • Students from US ABET-accredited undergraduate electrical engineering programs who wish to be considered for a master’s program must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a four-point scale) in the last two years of undergraduate electrical engineering course work. After these degree requirements are verified, the GRE can be waived.
  • Students from non-US schools must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 (on a four-point scale) in the last two years of undergraduate electrical engineering course work or have graduated first class with distinction and must score 156  or higher on the quantitative section of the GRE General Test.
  • Students whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by scoring at least 90 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or an overall band score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam, or an overall score of at least 60 on the Pearson Test of English (PTE).  International students seeking teaching assistantships must demonstrate proficiency in spoken English by scoring at least 26 on the speaking portion of the iBT or 50 on the ASU administered SPEAK Test.
  • Letters of recommendation are not required or permitted for master’s degree applications.

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PhD
  • Applicants with a master’s degree who wish to be considered for the doctoral program must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 (on a four-point scale) in their electrical engineering master’s program.
  • International applicants not from a US ABET accredited school must score 156 or higher on the quantitative section of the GRE General Test and must have a master’s degree.
  • Applicants without a master’s degree must have a minimum GPA of 3.6 (on a four-point scale) in the last two years of undergraduate course work and have graduated from a US ABET-accredited undergraduate program. Strong students from reputable international programs may be considered for the direct PhD program if they have a PhD graduate advisory committee chair that will support them with at least a 0.25 RA position.
  • Students whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by scoring at least 90 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or an overall band score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam, or an overall score of at least 60 on the Pearson Test of English (PTE).  International students seeking teaching assistantships must demonstrate proficiency in spoken English by scoring at least 26 on the speaking portion of the iBT or 50 on the ASU administered SPEAK Test.
  • Three letters of recommendation and a personal statement are required. They are part of the online application package. Your resume is not required.

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Application deadlines

For admission in the fall semester for any ECEE program, you must apply by the preceding December 31. All applications materials must be received by December 31. Admission results should be available by March 1.

For admission in the spring semester for any ECEE program, you must apply by the preceding July 31. All applications materials must be received by July 31. Admission results should be available by October 1.