PhD Admission Requirements

The following are admission requirements to the Doctor of Philosophy program in the Department of Electrical Engineering. The candidate should:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree in engineering, mathematics or the physical sciences conferred by a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Have a 2.75 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a four-point scale on all completed undergraduate course work.
  3. Hold a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or one of the related disciplines, conferred by an accredited institution.
  4. Have a 3.2 GPA on all completed graduate work.
  5. Produce original transcripts for all academic work completed at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  6. Have GRE verbal and quantitative scores in the higher percentiles.
  7. Submit three letters of recommendation. These should preferably come from faculty sufficiently acquainted with the student to comment on the student’s potential to successfully complete the doctoral program.
  8. Submit a personal statement describing the applicant’s academic or professional accomplishments, research interest and professional goals.
  9. International students, when deemed appropriate are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); a score of 550, or higher, is required

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