Apr 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical and Computer Engineering, MS

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Program Description

The Master of Science with a Major in Electrical and Computer Engineering 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 in a hybrid online and in-person modality 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).


This program is a part of the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering & Engineering Technology  


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Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Policies

Admission Requirements

The following are requirements beyond the general Admissions  requirements. Applicants to the Master of Science with a major in Electrical and Computer 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: 

  •  A 1 - 2 page Statement of Purpose describing your career and educational goals, and 
  • A current resume

Admission Criteria

Applicants to the Master of Science Program with a major in Electrical and Computer 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 MSECE program. These courses are decided by the Electrical and Computer 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 Electrical and Computer Engineering Program Coordinator. The student should fill out the “Request for Graduate Transfer Credit” form and submit that to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program Coordinator for processing.

Graduation Requirements

Each candidate must petition to graduate online. For more information, please view the corresponding section Academic Policies: 5.0 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & GRADUATION  


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Program Course Requirements

Program Requirements:

Project Option: (27 Credit Hours)

Elective Courses (18 hours)

Select any 6000 or 7000 level EE courses for a total of 18 credit hours. 

Coursework Option: (27 Credit Hours)

Elective Courses (21 hours)

Select any 6000 or 7000 level EE courses, except EE 6800 for a total of 21 credit hours.

Graduate Elective Both Options - 3 Credit Hours

Any 6000 level or higher course is acceptable. 

Program Total: (30 Credit Hours)

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