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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

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Grade Requirements: An MSEE student must complete all program courses, including electives, with a grade of “B-” or higher. In addition, the overall program GPA must be 3.0 or higher.

Credit Hour Requirements: The program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours beyond a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Credits applied to graduation from another program are not accepted.

  • Program Code: 8084MS
  • CIPC: 141001

Once enrolled, a student must register for at least one MSEE course each semester, excepting summers, until graduation. Students who fail to do so must petition for readmission into the program.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants for admission into the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program must possess a bachelor’s degree or be in the final stage of completing the degree. An overall GPA of 3.0 is required from the undergraduate program in which the bachelor’s degree is earned.

Applicants will submit:

  • Completed application
  • Current resume
  • Official transcripts from every institution of higher education attended
  • Official GRE Scores
  • Contact information for three references, at least one from a professional context and one from an academic context

Additional Admission Requirements for International Students

All international students and any applicant educated outside the U.S. must demonstrate proficiency in English. Those whose native language is not English, or whose language of instruction for their undergraduate degree was not English, will be required to submit a score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International Language Testing System (IELTS) which is not more than two years old. Applicants are required to have an internet-based TOEFL score of 79 (with a minimum of 17 in each category) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.


The application for admission to the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program must be submitted online. Official transcripts from each institution of higher education attended and all test scores must be sent directly to the WSU Department of Engineering.

Deadlines for application are the first Friday in November for students enrolling in spring semester and the first Friday in May for students enrolling in fall semester. Completed applications are considered by the Admissions Committee after each application deadline.


For questions concerning academic advisement, the primary source of contact is the program director. Students should meet with the director at least once a year while enrolled. For issues regarding registration and scheduling, students should contact the Administrative Specialist for the Department of Engineering

Leveling Courses

After being accepted, students who have not graduated from an ABET accredited Electrical Engineering program must demonstrate the ability to pass the following courses:

Thesis or Design Project (6 credit hours):

MSEE Students are required to complete either a thesis or an engineering design project that demonstrates proficiency in research, design, analysis, implementation, testing and documentation. While engaged in the thesis or project, students must either register for either ECE 6020  or ECE 6010  respectively. A total of 6 or more credits is required. The thesis or project report must meet formatting requirements and be submitted to the Engineering Department for approval prior to graduation.

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