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Admission Requirements

Admission to the Electrical Engineering and Systems Science & Mathematics Doctoral Programs are decided on an individual basis. Admission directly into the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering doctoral programs upon completion of the undergraduate degree is available to students who have distinguished themselves in their undergraduate studies.

Strong applicants who are dedicated to completing a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply directly to a doctoral program. Students should apply upon completion of the MS degree and are generally required to have a 3.5 grade point average (85%) and endorsement from the graduate admissions committee.

The minimum requirement to be admitted to the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program is a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (or 80%) unless the applicant was a part-time student with work experience.

Admission to our Master of Science in Systems Science & Mathematics program is not dependent on a specific undergraduate grade point average, but is based on proof of strength in mathematics courses.

Prospective graduate students should apply online and follow the checklist below to gather supplemental materials:

  • Application fee
  • Official undergraduate and or graduate transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose (required for PhD applicants; suggested for MS applicants)
  • GRE scores (electronic copies of applicant scores will be used for evaluation purposes, but official scores will be necessary if admitted)
  • TOEFL scores (required for all international applicants)
  • Financial Certification (required for all international applicants)

Admissions Contact

  • (314) 935-4577

Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering

Green Hall, CB 1042, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5565, Fax: (314) 935-7500

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