Application Process for Electrical and Computer Engineering Master's Degree
1. Review Admission Requirements
To qualify for admission into the electrical and computer engineering master’s degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in electrical or computer engineering from an ABET-accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA in the final two years or approximately the last 60 credit hours.
- 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.
- 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.
- Students with degrees in physics, mathematics, computer science and other areas also are eligible for acceptance into the program. These students may be required to complete some undergraduate electrical engineering courses prior to full graduate admission.
2. Review Application Requirements
- U.S. Applicants
- Applications are accepted year-round. Applicants should plan to apply no later than two to three months before the start of the semester. The fall semester begins in late August, the spring semester begins in late January and the summer semester begins in late May.
- International Applicants
- Fall semester (begins in late August): January 8
- Spring semester (begins in late January): August 1
- Summer semester (begins in late May): December 1
Students who would like to get started right away but have missed the deadline may take classes as a nondegree-seeking student. Contact us for assistance.
- U.S. Applicants: $65
- International Applicants: $75
3. Prepare to Apply
Please be prepared to upload the following information when completing the online application.
- Statement of Objectives: The personal statement should briefly describe the applicant’s interest in the program, previous experience, research interests and long-term career goals. In addition, the statement also can mention one or more K-State faculty with whom the applicant has an interest in working. Information about research projects, as well as faculty contact information, can be found on the electrical and computer engineering website. Most statements are three to four paragraphs in length.
- Resume/curriculum vitae
- Names and emails of three professional and/or academic references who will provide letters of recommendation. References will be contacted automatically using the email addresses provided by the applicant, but it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure letters are submitted before the program’s application deadline.
- Unofficial transcripts from each institution attended
- Failure to list any colleges or universities from which the applicant received a degree or enrolled in graduate coursework may result in dismissal from the university.
- If transcripts are not in English, the applicant must furnish a translation by an appropriate authority.
- Applicants will be asked for official transcripts after notification of admission.
Proof of English Proficiency
Students whose primary language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency during the application process by providing any one of the following official minimum test scores:
Scores must be self-reported within the application and official scores must be sent by the testing service to K-State.
Exception: students who have received a degree in the last two years from a U.S. college or university are not required to take any of the above English language proficiency exams.
Tip: select “Distance-Off Campus” and “Master’s” on the Academic Information page. On the Program Selection page, select “Engineering” followed by “Electrical and Computer Engineering.”