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Electrical & Computer Engineering (MS) 
Program Description

The department offers programs leading to the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a major in electrical and computer engineering. These programs prepare students for careers in research and development in such areas as biomedical engineering; circuit design, VLSI, & CAD; communication systems; computer networks, distributed computing, & computer architecture; computer vision & robotic systems, control systems; digital signal & image processing; electromagnetics, microwave, & antennas; microelectronic devices & processing; microelectronic packaging & interconnects; optics; remote sensing & telemetering; and software, simulation & information systems. For the ECE MS On Line program:

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Electrical & Computer Engr -

ECE Grad School at UA

Degree Programs

ECE offers master's and PhD programs in electrical and computer engineering. PhD degrees are research-based and master's are project-based.

Top University

The University of Arizona ranks among the top 20 public research institutions in the country.

Cross-Disciplinary Training

The UA's Interdisciplinary Programs unite researchers and students from diverse disciplines and provide a number of cross-disciplinary research and training opportunities for ECE grad students.

Career Placement

ECE maintains longstanding partnerships with companies throughout industry, such as Raytheon, Intel, IBM, Qualcomm, Motorola, Microsoft, Honeywell, Texas Instruments, GM, Agilent, NASA, Boeing and Pixar.

The Region

From earth's environment to medical advancements to space exploration, Tucson is a technology and bioscience hotspot.

College of Engineering  
Campuses where offered
Main Campus - Tucson UA Online  
Admissions Contact
Tami J Whelan
Graduate Program Coordinator
Tami J Whelan
Director of Graduate Studies
Kathleen L Melde
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Lori D'Anna
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Bachelor's degree from an institution recognized by the UA. Students who do not have a degree equivalent to the UA Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering may be admitted into the graduate ECE program, but may be required to complete some undergraduate deficiency courses prior to enrolling in graduate courses. See the Graduate Handbook chapter regarding students with a non-ECE bachelor's degree for further details.

Grade-point average must be competitive.

GRE scores must be competitive (incl. Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing).

Applicants whose native language is not English are required by the Graduate College to submit a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (213 CBT). See the UA Graduate Catalog for a discussion of exemptions

Standardized Tests

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Financial Aid

Research assistantships
Teaching assistantships
Fellowships and scholarships

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: December 15
  • Spring: July 15

International Applicants:

  • Fall: December 15
  • Spring: July 15
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 1200, 1201, 1202, 1203, 1204, 1299

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

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Minor Requirements
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Last revised 24 Oct 2017