The admission process considers all of the application material including official transcripts, GRE scores, letters of recommendation and the statement of purpose. No single objective factor is used to finalize the decision for admission or to deny admission. An attempt will be made to match the technical aspirations of the potential graduate students with the departmental resources in order to provide a stimulating academic environment for the students and their graduate education.
Criteria concerning the different types of admission, - 1. unconditional, 2. provisional, 3. deferred, 4. denied and 5. fellowship, are given below:
- Admission with Unconditional status: A typical applicant who is “admitted” into the graduate program will have met the following admission requirements.
The minimum undergraduate GPA requirement
a.For MSEE admission 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) based on upper division course work (junior and senior level or equivalent)
b.For PhD admission 3.5 based on MSEE or equivalent
- Relevance of the student’s undergraduate degree (background) to the EE curriculum.
- Rigor of the student’s Bachelors degree.
- Reputation of the University/College that the student has received his/her previous degrees
- For PhD applicants, the publications in scholarly conferences/journals are optional, but will improve both a student’s chances of securing admission and receiving financial support.
- Three recommendation letters from individuals who can judge the probability of success of the student’s graduate study.
- GRE scores of at least the following:
a. Quantitative score ≥ 720 for MS or ≥ 750 for Ph.D.
b. Verbal score ≥ 500
c. Analytical Writing ≥ 4
- For an International Student, an additional requirement beyond those stated above:
TOEFL ≥ 560 for the paper and pencil test or ≥ 220 for the computer based test
- Admission with Provisional status: An applicant unable to supply all required official documentation prior to the admission deadline, but whose available documentation otherwise appears to meet admission requirements may be granted provisional admission.
- Deferred status: A deferred decision may be granted when a file is incomplete.
- Denied status: An applicant that does not meet categories 1, 2, or 3 above will be denied admission.
- Fellowships: Award of a fellowship will be based on the criteria required by the sponsor agency (including the graduate school) on a competitive basis.