The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the following Graduate programs:
- Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCompE)
- Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
- Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering (MEngrCompE)
- Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (MEngrEE).
Applications for fall admission are due to the Boise State Graduate School by June 1st; however, in order to be considered for a departmental fellowship, completed applications must be submitted no later than February 1. Applicants who meet the February 1 deadline are automatically considered for a departmental fellowship.
Regular admission to the Master’s programs at Boise State is granted based on:
- The applicant having an ABET accredited BS degree in EE, CompE, or ECE.
- Notable undergraduate performance and/or excellent post-graduate performance.
- GRE (no minimum scores are set for admission) scores for non-BSU graduates.
- At least 3 reference evaluations/letters for non-BSU graduates.
- For international Students, the College of Engineering requires a minimum TOEFL score of 587/240/95 (paper-based test/computer-based test/Internet-based test). The IELTS test minimum score is a 6.5. Conditional admission due to low English proficiency is not offered to graduate level students.
- General graduate school (http://www.boisestate.edu/gradcoll/) and College of Engineering (http://coen.boisestate.edu) admission requirements.
Exceptions to these admission policies are
- Exception 1 - Admission to the Master’s programs at Boise State may also be granted to applicants holding a related BS degree, e.g., physics, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, etc., that covers the basic engineering physics, sciences, and math with bridging coursework, e.g. ECE 210, 212, 230, 288, 300, 310, 330, 350, and/or 360.
- Exception 2 - Admission may be granted either provisionally or with regular status to applicants holding a BS degree in EE, CompE, or ECE that is not accredited by ABET. However, at the beginning of their first semester after admission these students will be required to take the Sophomore Outcomes Assessment Test, SOAT, to assess their background. Based on the results of the SOAT additional coursework may be required that will not count towards a Masters degree.
Students applying for admission to the ECE Master’s programs that hold an ABET accredited BSEET degree (engineering technology) will not be admitted. However, these students can apply for admission to the BSEE program at Boise State.
Students applying for admission to the ECE Master’s programs that already hold a Masters degree in electrical or computer engineering will not be admitted. However, these students can apply for admission to other Master’s degree programs at Boise State.
A. Submit online application located on the Graduate College website.
The following items are the minimal requirements from the Graduate College. Please check the Graduate College web site for more updated requirements.
- The graduate admissions application form and the one-time, non-refundable application fee.
- Official transcripts from all universities attended.
- Recent GRE (graduate record exam) scores (verbal, analytical, and quantitative, taken within the last five years). This requirement is waived for Boise State graduates.
Your application materials will not be forwarded to the department until they are received and verified by the Graduate College. Keep in mind that the department will NOT review your application until the full application package have been submitted.
B. Submit departmental application materials.
Mail or Email to the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, 1910 University Drive, Boise ID 83725-2075, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Statement of Purpose explaining reasons for you pursuing a graduate degree in ECE, and, if you are pursuing an MS degree, describing your research interests (about a page or so long).
- Three letters of recommendation (Boise State graduates need only submit the names of three references from BSU).
- The Student Research Area Preferences form.
C. Identify Faculty Advisor.
For MS applicants, a recommendation for admission will not be forwarded unless a faculty member in ECE is available to serve as the major advisor in order to ensure proper mentoring. Please contact faculty and affiliated faculty for research opportunities.
Many of our graduate students participate in funded research opportunities. As a student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, you too have the exciting opportunity to work in one of our laboratories. Our research encompasses many areas, including wireless sensor networks, semiconductor devices, nanotechnology, mixed-signal circuits, photonics, and embedded systems. For students interested in M.S. options, please contact faculty and affiliated faculty for research assistantship.
A limited number of assistantships are available each academic year. To be considered for funding, students who have been accepted to one of the ECE Graduate Programs must submit a completed application to the Department office located in the Engineering and Technology building, Room 240.