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Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Ph.D. Admission Requirements

For External (non-UWYO ECE) M.S. Candidates

4 year Bachelor's Degree or equivalent 

Electrical Engineering or similar degree in another branch of engineering or in a related field, provided that the student completes prerequisite courses without graduate credit as defined by the student's graduate committee.

GPA

3.0 GPA (A = 4.0) or equivalent in an ABET accredited bachelor's program.

GRE

Students must achieve a score in the 40th percentile on the GRE Verbal examination, the 65th percentile on the GRE Quantitative examination.

TOEFL

A minimum total of 550 (79 iBT) is required for students for whom English is not the native language. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering recommends that any international student seeking financial support take the TSE.


For Internal (UWYO ECE) M.S. Candidates

Exceptional Admission (without review of faculty as a whole)

Master of Science Degree

Must have 9 or fewer formal course hours remaining in completion of M.S. study.

GPA

Minimum graduate GPA of 3.8.

5000 Level Course Requirement

Must have completed with a minimum of a B earned in each class.

Endorsement

Letter of endorsement by the proposed Ph.D. sponsoring faculty member, which is independent of any possible monetary support.

Evaluation

Affirmative evaluation from two people, one of which has to be the MS thesis advisor and the other having to be an ECE faculty member who has had the student in class (4/5000 level). Written comments justifying evaluation are required.

Research

Plan A M.S.: Demonstrated research maturity by reporting a scheduled or confirmed date of defense or seminar. Plan B M.S.: endorsement of student's research potential by M.S. advisor.


Normal Admission

Master of Science Degree

Must have 12 or fewer formal course hours remaining in completion of M.S. study.

GPA

Minimum graduate GPA of 3.4.

5000 Level Course Requirement

Must have completed at least one with a minimum of a B earned.

Endorsement

Letter of endorsement by the proposed Ph.D. sponsoring faculty member, which is independent of any possible monetary support.

Evaluation

Affirmative evaluation from two people, one of which has to be an ECE faculty member who has had the student in class (4/5000 level). Written comments justifying evaluation are required.

Research

Plan A M.S.: Demonstrated research maturity by reporting a scheduled or confirmed date of defense or seminar. Plan B M.S.: endorsement of student's research potential by M.S. advisor.


Ph.D. program direct admission of B.S. candidates (bypassing MS):

Undergraduate students who have been working with a faculty from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Wyoming with an exceptional academic record are eligible to apply for direct PhD program. The admission process involves a review by the full department faculty.

Admission of non-ECE MS students, and other cases not covered above: case by case basis, decided by a vote of the full department faculty.


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