Admission to the MSECE program as a regular graduate student requires the demonstration of high potential for success based on the following:
- Submission of the Online Application for Graduate Admission
- Official transcripts of all college work* and**
- A minimum of one Letter of Recommendation (employers and professors are preferred);
- Statement of Purpose (Optional, 1 page)
* Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution –or– a non-U.S. degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree from a college or university of government recognized standing.
** A Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (or technical related field) (minimum GPA of 3.0);
Students with a GPA between 2.8 and 3.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis. They will be evaluated for official graduate student status upon completion of pre-core courses, if necessary, and 12 semester hours of required electrical and computer engineering graduate coursework at Lawrence Tech. This evaluation will be conducted by the program director and the Graduate Admissions Committee. Students are notified of their status within two weeks of completion of the minimum required hours.
Students with a Bachelor of Science degree in a field other than electrical or computer engineering who have a GPA of at least 3.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis. These students must satisfy all prerequisite requirements before they can be granted official graduate status. The program director and the Graduate Admissions Committee decide what the prerequisite requirements are on a case-by-case basis.
MSECE TRANSFER POLICY
A maximum of eight graduate semester credit hours may be transferred, and these must be from an accredited Master of Science program in electrical, electrical and computer, or computer engineering. Credit for courses taken in a graduate program other than those listed above will be reviewed by the program director and the Graduate Admissions Committee for acceptability as a substitute within Lawrence Tech’s program.
Courses transferred must have been taken in the last five (5) years and a grade of B (3.0) or higher must have been achieved. All petitions for course transfer consideration must be made in writing at the time of application. Credit may be earned at another university after matriculation by guest credit. Guest credit forms must be completed at both Lawrence Tech and the university where the courses are to be taken. No guest credit will be granted for courses that are being offered at Lawrence Tech during the same semester during which the student is applying for guest credit. Since fewer MSECE graduate courses are offered during the summer semester, some students apply for guest credit during the summer. All requests for transfer or guest credit must be accompanied by an official transcript.