Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Admissions Profile for EE:Systems Graduate Program

The students we admit generally meet the following qualifications profile:

  • A GPA of at least 3.5/4.0 for the undergraduate degree.
  • A Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test score of at least 1300 (verbal and quantitative) and 4.5 (analytical writing). Test scores must be less than 5 years old at the time of application submission.
    The average GRE score using the new GRE Revised General Test for students admitted to EE:S MS and PhD for Fall 2013 was 157 verbal and 166 quantitative.
  • 3 Solid letters of recommendation.
  • TOEFL score of at least 84 (iBT - Internet Based Test). Scores must be less than 2 years old. This test is required for students whose native language is not English. Applicants who have earned a degree from an institution where the language is exclusively English are exempt.

Although we do consider applications with scores below these, applicants with substantially lower GPA and GRE scores are accepted only under unusual circumstances.