School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Graduate Admissions

Dear Applicant,

The Priority Deadlines set by the Graduate School Admissions Office are:

Fall Semester Priority Application Deadline: January 10
Classes begin mid-August

Spring Semester Priority Application Deadline: July 1
Classes begin mid-January

If you are interested in applying to the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, but you see that the Priority Deadline (deadline set by the Graduate School Office) has passed, please send me an email and I will let you know if you can still apply for that semester.

We have a Graduate Admission Committee who will make the admission decision.  The Admissions Committee looks at several different components for admission, including 3 Letters of Recommendation, a Statement of Purpose, GRE scores and all transcripts.  There is not a set score for GRE’s.

If you have questions regarding the Priority Deadline and admission, please contact me at saberi@eecs.wsu.edu

Thank you.

Ali Saberi, Chair
EECS Graduate Studies Committee

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Master of Science

The degree of Master of Science is awarded to graduate students for demonstration of substantial scholarly achievement beyond the baccalaureate level. This achievement represents more than the mere accumulation of additional credit as the student is expected to demonstrate an integrated knowledge of the chosen discipline. The School of EECS offers MS programs in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Computer Engineering (thesis and non-thesis options). The regulations below apply to the EE, CS and CE masters programs unless otherwise noted.

Admission

The School evaluates applicants for admission to the MS program based on college transcripts, GPA, the score on the general GRE, letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and TOEFL score, if applicable.  Also, additional materials such as publications or research activity may be submitted.. The EECS Graduate Studies Committee will consider these materials and students judged most qualified will be offered admission. (Admission does not guarantee assistantship support.)  Please see this website for specific document submission information; http://gradschool.wsu.edu/FutureStudents/Apply.html

Specific Admission Requirements in Computer Science for students with non-BS/CS major:

Students whose undergraduate studies did not include material equivalent to that covered in the
following WSU courses will be asked to take course work to resolve that undergraduate
deficiency: Cpt S 121, 122, 223, 260, 317, 355, 360, 450; Phil 201 and Math 216. All of these
courses should be completed before the student is eligible for admission to the MS or PhD
Program in Computer Science. The admissions committee may require the student to correct
other undergraduate deficiencies as well, including undergraduate prerequisite courses to
graduate courses.

Specific Admission Requirements in Software Engineering for students with non-BS/CS and BS/SE major:

Students whose undergraduate studies did not include material equivalent to that covered in the
following WSU courses will be asked to take course work to resolve that undergraduate
deficiency: CptS 121, 122, 223, 260, 317, 355, 360, 450; Phil 201 and Math 216. All of these
courses should be completed before the student is eligible for admission to the MS
Program in Software Engineering. The admissions committee may require the student to correct
other undergraduate deficiencies as well, including undergraduate prerequisite courses to
graduate courses.

Students are expected to have passed an equivalent of an introductory course in Software Engineering (Cpt S 322) and possess practical experience in software engineering or software development.

Specific Admission Requirements in Electrical Engineering for students with non-BS/EE major

Students whose undergraduate studies did not include material equivalent to that covered in the
following WSU courses will be asked to take course work to resolve that undergraduate
deficiency: EE 214, 261, 311, 234, 321, 331, 352, 489 and any two of 341, 351, 361 or CptS
360. All or most of these courses should be completed before the student is eligible for admission
to the MS or Ph.D. Program in EE. In addition, the committee may require the student to
complete other undergraduate deficiencies including courses that are prerequisite to graduate
courses.

Specific Admission Requirements in Computer Engineering for students with non-BS/CE major

Students whose undergraduate studies did not include material equivalent to that covered in the
following WSU courses will be asked to take course work to resolve that undergraduate
deficiency: CptS 121, 122, and 360; EE 214, 234, 324, and 334; Math 216. All or most of these
courses should be completed before the student is eligible for admission to the MS Program in
CE. In addition, the committee may require the student to complete other undergraduate
deficiencies including courses that are prerequisite to graduate courses.

Doctor of Philosophy

The university requirements for doctoral programs are specified in the Graduate School Policies and Procedures. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with this information. The policies and procedures unique to the PhD programs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science are listed below.

Admission

The School evaluates applicants for admission to the PhD program based on college transcripts, GPA, the score on the general GRE, letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and TOEFL score, if applicable.  Also, additional materials such as publications or research activity may be submitted. The EECS Graduate Studies Committee will consider these materials and students judged most qualified will be offered admission. (Admission does not guarantee assistantship support.)

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Test Information

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Program

The TOEFL Test