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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Engineering, MS

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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578 - 7381 

Program Description

The Master of Science in Applied Engineering - Electrical degree is offered to meet the needs of individuals who wish to pursue advanced studies in modern electrical, electronic or computer technologies in order to fulfill their personal or career goals. The program blends applications and theory to prepare graduates for a broad range of career opportunities.  The degree is offered fully online to provide students with flexibility to manage their life, career and educational goals. 

Students will need to complete a 30 credit hour curriculum satisfactorily. There are two options for fulfilling this requirement; a Coursework Option, and a Project Option (where the student works on a faculty-directed semester-long project, in place of taking a regular course).

Admission Requirements

The following are requirements beyond the general Graduate Admissions  requirements. Applicants to the Master of Science in Applied Engineering must submit the following to the Graduate Admissions Office no later than the published deadline date for the semester in which the applicant plans to enroll: 

  •  Official transcript to be sent from each college or university attended. 
  •  A 1 - 2 page Statement of Purpose describing your career and educational goals, and 
  • A current resume
  • International students should consult the graduate admission website for additional requirements.

Admission Criteria

Applicants to the Master of Science Program with a major in Applied Engineering must have the following qualifications to be eligible for this program:

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, engineering technology, computer science, physical science, or other technically oriented major from an accredited college or university. Interested students from other disciplines may be admitted to the program, but may be required to complete additional courses. 
  •  A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (on the 4.0 scale) or its equivalent. Applicants with a GPA of 2.75 or better may be considered if they meet any of the following:
    • A minimum of 4 years’ relevant work experience in the field of engineering after their undergraduate degree. You must supply at least two (2) recommendations from former or current employers/supervisors. The letters of recommendation must clearly state your years of employment and relevant work experience.
    • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam in Electrical and Computer Engineering. 
    • Official GRE scores meeting the current admission profile: 148 (600 on old scale) Quantitative

Admission Criteria for Unique Cases

While applications from otherwise suitably qualified non-BSEE graduates are welcome, a list of leveling/prerequisite (undergrad) courses in Mathematics and/or Electrical Engineering must be taken and passed as a condition for admission into the MSAE program. These courses are decided by the Applied Engineering Program Coordinator in conjunction with the graduate admissions committee based on such an applicant’s unique situation

Transfer Credit

The program accepts transfer credit for degree completion, subject to KSU policies and the approval of the Applied Engineering Program Coordinator. The student should fill out the “Request for Graduate Transfer Credit” form and submit that to the Applied Engineering Program Coordinator for processing

Petition to Graduate

Each candidate must petition to graduate online. For more information, please view the corresponding section Academic Policies 

Program of Study

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