MS Computer Engineering - Admission Requirements

  • Students are expected to have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field. Applicants with a different background are encouraged to apply. Students are expected to be proficient in programming and to have taken courses in calculus 2, statistics, microprocessor systems, computer architecture or CAD-based computer design, electronics 1 or introduction to VLSI, data structures and algorithm analysis. The admission committee will evaluate the application holistically to determine applicant suitability using several factors such as academic performance, GPA, GRE scores, background and experience. The admission committee may assign remedial courses on a case-by-case basis.

  • Submit official transcripts from previous institutions attended. The desirable minimum bachelor GPA is 3.0 (of a 4.0 maximum) in the last 60 credits attempted prior to graduation.

  • Submit the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. The GRE requirement is waived for students with baccalaureate degree from CEECS and GPA at least 3.25 in the last 60 credits.

    • Note: In response to COVID-19, GRE is waived as a requirement for admission to all graduate programs in the CEECS department through Fall 2021.

  • International students from non-English-speaking countries must be proficient in written and spoken English as evidenced by a score of at least 500 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (Internet-based test) on the TOEFL or a score of at least 6.0 on the IELTS.

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