M.S.E.E Admission Requirement

Admission Requirements

Applicants should follow the admissions process described in this catalog or at the Graduate Admissions website: http://www.marshall.edu/graduate/admissionsrequirements.asp.  Each applicant for admission to the M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree program must have an undergraduate engineering degree from either an accredited ABET curriculum or an internationally recognized program and meet one of the following (A, B, or C) admission requirement options:

  1. Pass the PE exam, or
  2. Have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater, or
  3. Have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.50 or greater, and satisfy at least two of the following:
    (1) Pass the FE exam,
    (2) verbal GRE score at least 145,
    (3) quantitative GRE score at least 150, and/or
    (4) analytical writing GRE score at least 3.0.

Additionally, to be considered for admission, international students must have an iBT TOEFL score of at least 85, or a Paper-Based TOEFL score of at least 527.

Students who do not meet admission requirement options A, B, or C are welcome to apply, and their applications will be considered for admission on a case by case basis.  The program admission recommendation will be decided by the MSEE degree program coordinator based on a combination of GRE scores and level of performance in undergraduate engineering coursework.


Applicants who do not meet the above criteria but have an undergraduate engineering degree are welcome to apply as non-degree seeking students and take classes toward their MSEE degree.  If the student has a minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.30 in his or her first 9 credit hours of CITE MSEE courses, that student may re-apply to the university to be considered for admission to the MSEE degree program.

Eligibility to take the PE exam is based primarily on completion of an ABET accredited undergraduate engineering degree in most states.  Completion of a MSEE graduate degree at an institution with an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree does not fulfill that requirement to take the PE exam.