Applicants may apply for admission to the MSECE or Ph.D. programs. Those applying to the Ph.D. program who have not previously earned an MS degree may earn the MSECE en route to the Ph.D. or proceed directly to the Ph.D. Note that applicants should apply for the final degree they anticipate earning, e.g., apply to the Ph.D. program if you graduated with a BSECE degree and plans to earn the MSECE and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Delaware. All applicants are expected to meet the following requirements:
- Applicants should have a BS in electrical or computer engineering, or a related field, such as math, physics, or computer science.
- The minimum GRE score required is 150 for the quantitative section with a combined total of 300 for the verbal and quantitative sections (for the new test). Since the GRE test scores are good for 5 years, for those using the old testing scores, the minimum requirement is 600 for the quantitative section with a combined total of 1050 for the verbal and quantitative sections. (International applicants with low verbal scores will be considered if the applicant's TOEFL score is acceptable and quantitative GRE score is high.)
- International applicants that have not graduated from a US institution must have minimum TOEFL scores of 550/79 (PBT/IBT) for admission and 600/100 (PBT/IBT) for consideration as a Teaching Assistant (TA).
- An alternative to the TOEFL test is IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The minimum requirement is 6.5 for admissions and 7.5 for a teaching assistantship.
- A minimum of three letters of recommendation from former teachers or supervisors.
- Please complete our graduate supplemental document for the graduate application ECE Application Supplemental Document
Note that all graduate applications are reviewed for financial aid as well as admission. Once admitted, students must maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA for all graduate work and make progress on all degree milestones to remain eligible for financial aid.