Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Program
Admission to the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree program with full standing requires that the applicant meet the following requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering. Students with degrees in physics, mathematics, computer science and other areas are also accepted into the program. These students may be required to complete some undergraduate electrical engineering courses prior to full graduate admission.
- Background in calculus including differential equations (K-State MATH 240), probability and statistics (K-State STAT 510), circuit analysis (K-State ECE 410 and ECE 511), electronics (K-State ECE 525 and ECE 526), linear systems (K-State ECE 512), control systems (K-State ECE 530), electromagnetics (K-State ECE 557), energy conversion (K-State ECE 581) and microcontrollers (K-State ECE 431). An electrical engineering technology degree covering these topics does not usually qualify a student for admission. Some of these requirements may be waived for students with significant work experience in a relevant field. Contact the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
- An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or above (junior/senior years).
- For candidates not holding a bachelor's degree in electrical or computer engineering from an ABET-accredited institution, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. Minimum scores (based on the new scale): Verbal – 145; Quantitative – 155; Analytical Writing - 3.0
- One of the following TOEFL scores is required for each applicant whose native language is not English: Paper based: 550; iBT TOEFL (internet based) scores must have a minimum total score of 85 with no part score below 20 on the reading, listening or writing sections.
The application and admission process takes two to three months to complete. Distance students should plan to apply within that timeframe or earlier before the semester in which they wish to start their program. Application review will not begin until all transcripts, application fees and other supporting documents are received.
View admission details, transcript information and apply for the program through the K-State Graduate School application process. The website also includes an orientation to distance learning at Kansas State University.
Nondegree-seeking students may take courses (up to 9 credit hours) without formally applying to the master's degree program.