UT Tyler Department of Electrical Engineering

Admission Requirements-Master of Science in Electrical Engineering


Eligibility for admission to a graduate degree program is determined primarily on the basis of predictors of success in graduate study: a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, grade point average computed on the last 60 undergraduate hours and a score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Students entering the master of science in electrical engineering (MSEE) program are expected to have a background equivalent to that of students graduating from the bachelor of science in electrical engineering (BSEE) program offered at The University of Texas at Tyler, or to obtain such background through specified prerequisite coursework.

In addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate study at The University of Texas at Tyler, to be admitted to the MSEE program a student must meet the following admission requirements.

  1. Satisfactory score on the General Test (verbal and quantitative) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  2. Satisfactory grade point average on the student’s last four semesters of academic study and last 60 semester credit hours of upper division undergraduate or graduate courses.
  3. A bachelor’s degree in an electrical engineering program accredited by the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission. Students who have not earned such a degree will be required to complete prerequisite (leveling) coursework before starting the MSEE program as determined by the MSEE program administrator.
  4. A demonstrated proficiency in the use of the English language, both spoken and written.
  5. Approval of the MSEE program administrator and the chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Consideration for admission to the master of science in electrical engineering program will also be given to one or more of the following: the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, socioeconomic background, first generation college graduate, multilingual proficiency, geographic region of residence and level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service and family responsibilities.

After admission to graduate studies at the university the student should schedule an appointment with either the electrical engineering graduate coordinator to begin the process of admission to the program (only nine credits of graduate course work can be taken at UT Tyler without admission to a graduate program).

Anyone receiving a MSEE degree should meet some absolute minimum requirement for the engineering content of his or her educational background. Students who do not have a bachelor's degree in engineering from a program meeting ABET accreditation requirements must successfully complete (with a 2.5 GPA) the following fundamental courses before beginning the graduate program:

  • A minimum of 8 semester credit hours of calculus.
  • A minimum of 3 semester credit hours in ordinary differential equations.
  • A Minimum of 8 semester credit hours of university physics.
  • A minimum of 26 semester credit hours of engineering science and design, following an electrical engineering path, to include the equivalent of these courses:

Linear Circuits I with Lab 4 sch
Linear Circuits II 3 sch
Electronics I with Lab 4 sch
Digital Systems 3 sch
Electromagnetics 3 sch
Signals and Systems 3 sch
Control Systems 3 sch
Communications Theory 3 sch
A Course in Design 3 sch

Details of the articulation coursework will be determined by the departmental graduate coordinator, in consultation with the applicant, based on a review of undergraduate transcripts.

International Students: You must be accepted to the master of science in electrical engineering program before you can begin graduate studies at UT Tyler. This requires submitting your GRE scores, your official transcripts, your TOEFL scores and your affidavit of support to the International Office.

Application for Admission: Prospective students should contact The Graduate School website for further information about the application process.