Our graduate admissions process has changed.

As of Sept. 6, 2018, the graduate admissions process has changed. Details about the new process can be found on the graduate admissions page.

1. Total Number of Hours (32)

2. A minimum of 24 classroom hours (excludes 681, 684, 685, 691).

  • Classroom hours must be taken from courses within the College of Engineering and College of Science.
  • At least 15 classroom hours must be ECEN courses.

3. A minimum of 5 hours of research (691) must be included on the degree plan. A maximum of 8 research hours can be included.

4. Transfer hours allowed from another institution (6)

  • Transfer hours must be from a "peer institution."
  • Transfer hours are subject to the approval of the GSC.

5. Undergraduate hours allowed (2 courses or 8 hours)

  • Only 400 level undergraduate courses can be included on degree plan.

6. Seminar (681), Internship (684), Directed Studies (685): no more than (3) hours allowed (combined).

7. Final defense of thesis is required for all MS students.

  • A thesis proposal must be approved by the supervisory committee and submitted to the Graduate Office prior to the defense.
  • Date and location of the thesis defense must be scheduled through the Graduate Office so that official notification can be provided to OGS.
  • Thesis must be submitted to committee members at least two weeks before defense.

8. Composition of supervisory committee

  • At least two members from within the ECEN Department and within the student's focus area.
  • At least one member from within the ECEN Department but outside the student's focus area.
  • At least one member from outside the ECEN Department.

View Current Program Requirements