Admissions Requirements: 

Applicants for admission into the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program must meet the minimum University Graduate School admission criteria:

  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in electrical or computer engineering from an accredited institution.
  • International applicants must have studied at a US comparable institution or must have obtained the equivalency to a US degree.
  • Applicants may have a bachelor’s degree in a related STEM field and a minimum of one year work experience in the broad areas of computer engineering and/or technology OR a non-STEM bachelor’s degree in any field plus 3 years of relevant work experience.  These applicants will be required to take and pass two deficiency courses administered by the College of Engineering and Computing.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester hours in upper-level undergraduate work.
  • Applicants from science areas other than electrical or computer engineering will be expected to complete sufficient background materials at the undergraduate level prior to unconditional acceptance into the graduate program.
International Students
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency. If you earned a bachelor degree in a country whose official language is not English, you must demonstrate English language proficiency by earning a passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). TOEFL required minimum score: 550 (paper-based exam) or 80 (internet-based). IELTS required minimum score: 6.5. When requesting official scores, please refer to FIU Institution code 5206. TOEFL / IELTS scores are valid for two years. View list of TOEFL/IELTS-exempt countries.
  • Official Transcripts Translation. If official transcripts are not in English, a second copy of the transcript must be requested for translation by an official translation agency. Both the official translation, as well as the original transcripts, must be submitted to FIU.
  • Certified Copy of Diploma if you obtained your degree at a foreign institution.

Admissions Documents

The following must be submitted:

  • A resume including education, training, and employment history, practical and research experience (such as projects and publications), skills and other pertinent information.
  • A statement of objective in which the applicant must clearly state his/her intended engineering track, in addition to other information.
  • Three letters of recommendation must be sent. Letters are to be from those who have knowledge of the applicant’s prior professional experience (e.g. a supervisor) or of the applicant’s ability to perform graduate work (e.g., a professor) and should attest to the applicant’s intellectual ability, motivation, maturity, and potential.

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. Official transcripts/translations must be submitted directly by the respective institution(s) in electronic format or mailed in a sealed institution envelope to:

FIU Electrical and Computer Engineering
10555 West Flagler St. EC 3900
Miami, FL 33174

Graduation Requirements

Students must have a minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or greater. No grade below “C” will be accepted in a graduate program. In order to graduate in a given term, a student must submit an application for graduation to the Office of the Registrar by the appointed deadline. A graduate student must be enrolled the term in which he/she graduates. A student denied graduation must complete the requirements for graduation and reapply for graduation.