The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department at the University of Kansas offers four Master's degree programs, each of which are intended to take two years to complete. To view the degree requirements for any of the Master's of Science degrees offered select the associated discipline below.

Fortune 500 companies to start-ups hire KU Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) graduates for their abilities to invent, engineer, and deliver innovations. Many MSCS students are supported through graduate research or teaching assistantships. The breadth and depth of the curriculum, the wide range of research projects, access to state-of-the-art research facilities, and mentoring by experienced faculty produce KU MSCS graduates ready to make immediate contributions to their field. Employers value MSCS graduates for their specialization and skills. MSCS graduates work in computing, telecommunication, energy, transportation, and numerous other industries.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants for the Master of Science degree in Computer Science (MSCS) normally possess a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Students with good preparation in another engineering field, mathematics, or science may qualify for the program by taking appropriate additional undergraduate courses. Such courses normally do not count toward the graduate degree. Lists of specific prerequisite courses can be located here.

  • GPA: at or above 3.0 on a 4 point scale.
  • GRE: 146+ verbal, 155+ quantitative (mean GRE: 152 verbal, 163 quantitative).
  • Three Letters of Recommendation.
  • TOEFL: (International Only) scores at or above 90 on internet-based exam (mean TOEFL 100).

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APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Fall Priority Deadline: December 15
  • Spring Priority Deadline: September 30

Applications will be accepted after the priority deadlines listed above, but those applicants may not be considered for fellowships and assistantships. All application materials must be submitted at Graduate Studies by March 1 for Fall and October 1 for Spring to be considered for admission.

Application Materials

  • Application
  • GRE scores (school code 6871).
  • Statement of Objectives and Resume
  • Official Transcript
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • TOEFL scores (international students)
  • Financial Statement (international students only)

See the Graduate Studies website for the application procedure and fees.

FOCUS AREAS

Computer Science students are encouraged to choose a focus area and project or thesis topic as early in the graduate program as possible and identify a faculty adviser who is interested in supervising their work.

Associated Focus Areas

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Fortune 500 companies to start-ups hire KU Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCoE) graduates for their abilities to invent, engineer, and deliver innovations. Many MSCoE students are supported through graduate research or teaching assistantships. The breadth and depth of the curriculum, the wide range of research projects, access to state-of-the-art research facilities, and mentoring by experienced faculty produce KU MSCoE graduates ready to make immediate contributions to their field. Employers value MSCoE graduates for their specialization and skills. MSCoE graduates work in healthcare, energy, transportation, and numerous other industries.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants for the Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering (MSCoE) normally possess a degree in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Students with good preparation in another engineering field, mathematics, or science may qualify for the program by taking appropriate additional undergraduate courses. Such courses normally do not count toward the graduate degree. Lists of specific prerequisite courses can be locatedhere.

  • GPA:at or above 3.0 on a 4 point scale .
  • GRE: 146+ verbal, 155+ quantitative (mean GRE: 152 verbal, 163 quantitative).
  • Three Letters of Recommendation.
  • TOEFL: (International Only) scores at or above 90 on internet-based exam (mean TOEFL 100).

Explore: Early Admission

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Fall Priority Deadline: December 15
  • Spring Priority Deadline: September 30

Applications will be accepted after the priority deadlines listed above, but those applicants may not be considered for fellowships and assistantships. All application materials must be submitted at Graduate Studies by March 1 for Fall and October 1 for Spring to be considered for admission.

Application Materials

  • Application
  • GRE scores (school code 6871).
  • Statement of Objectives and Resume
  • Official Transcript
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • TOEFL scores (international students)
  • Financial Statement (international students only)

See the Graduate Studies website for the application procedure and fees.

FOCUS AREAS

Computer Engineering students are encouraged to choose a focus area and project or thesis topic as early in the graduate program as possible and identify a faculty adviser who is interested in supervising their work.

Associated Focus Areas

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Fortune 500 companies to start-ups hire KU Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) graduates for their abilities to invent, engineer, and deliver innovations. Many MSEE students are supported through graduate research or teaching assistantships. The breadth and depth of the curriculum, the wide range of research projects, access to state-of-the-art research facilities, and mentoring by experienced faculty produce KU MSEE graduates ready to make immediate contributions to their field. Employers value MSEE graduates for their specialization and skills. MSEE graduates work in communication, healthcare, defense, and numerous other industries.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants for the Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) normally possess a degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering. Students with good preparation in another engineering field, mathematics, or science may qualify for the program by taking appropriate additional undergraduate courses. Such courses normally do not count toward the graduate degree. Lists of specific prerequisite courses can be located here.

  • GPA: at or above 3.0 on a 4 point scale .
  • GRE: 146+ verbal, 155+ quantitative (mean GRE: 152 verbal, 163 quantitative).
  • Three Letters of Recommendation.
  • TOEFL: (International Only) scores at or above 90 on internet-based exam (mean TOEFL 100).

Explore: Early Admission

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Fall Priority Deadline: December 15
  • Spring Priority Deadline: September 30

Applications will be accepted after the priority deadlines listed above, but those applicants may not be considered for fellowships and assistantships. All application materials must be submitted at Graduate Studies by March 1 for Fall and October 1 for Spring to be considered for admission.

Application Materials

  • Application
  • GRE scores (school code 6871).
  • Statement of Objectives and Resume
  • Official Transcript
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • TOEFL scores (international students)
  • Financial Statement (international students only)

See the Graduate Studies website for the application procedure and fees.

FOCUS AREAS

Electrical Engineering students are encouraged to choose a focus area and project or thesis topic as early in the graduate program as possible and identify a faculty adviser who is interested in supervising their work.

Associated Focus Areas

Explore: Graduate Research & Focus Areas

The MSIT program is specifically designed for the software and IT professionals in the Kansas City metropolitan area to address their needs while accommodating their scheduling constraints.
By locating the program at the Edwards Campus, the EECS department will be able to better address the KU's mission statement in offering high quality professional and graduate programs to serve the workforce, economic and community development needs of the Kansas City metropolitan area, and will be able to offer a program in which practitioners in information-intensive industries can earn a degree during the evenings without interrupting their professional careers. This campus is located at 12600 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas.
To accommodate the IT professionals' busy day-time schedules, all MSIT courses will be offered during the evening hours and each course will meet once a week to minimize the overhead in driving to the campus. The program will include 31 credit hours and can be completed in two years. All courses are taught by highly qualified faculty who have earned degrees from well-known U.S. institutions of higher education and who are known nationally and internationally for their research contributions.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

An applicant is expected to have a baccalaureate degree in computer science or computer engineering with a GPA of 3.0+. However, a student with good preparation in some other field of engineering, mathematics, business, or science with appropriate mathematical maturity (e.g., discrete mathematics, calculus, or business calculus) may qualify. The minimum GPA requirement may be waived, based on documented work experience and strong credentials..

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • GPA: at or above 3.0 on a 4 point scale .
  • Three Letters of Recommendation.
  • TOEFL: (International Only) scores at or above 90 on internet-based exam (mean TOEFL 100) or IELTS scores at or above 6.0.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT

In addition to the above requirements, an applicant is expected to have industrial experience in IT, software development and management, or computer networking. Industrial work experience requirement will be waived for newly graduated students in a computing field with a 3.0+ GPA.

MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT

Applicants for a technology-based degree that require probability, statistics, and advanced algebra must be able to demonstrate sufficient mathematics aptitude via academic background or work history.

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PROGRAMMING REQUIREMENT

Applicants must be able to demonstrate knowledge of programming via experience or equivalent coursework in data structures and a modern programming language. This can be demonstrated by the successful completion of courses, such as Basic Data Structures using C++ (CS 250) from Johnson County Community College, or by sustained work experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Fall Priority Deadline: December 15
  • Spring Priority Deadline: September 30

Applications will be accepted after the priority deadlines listed above, but those applicants may not be considered for fellowships and assistantships. All application materials must be submitted at Graduate Studies by March 1 for Fall and October 1 for Spring to be considered for admission.

Application Materials

  • Application
  • Statement of Objectives and Resume
  • Official Transcript
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Work Experience Summary: describing your professional work experience and responsibilities that are indicators of your practical competencies. A resume is not a substitute for your Work Experience Summary
  • Letter from your employer detailing your programming experience (specifying languages used and time period) and mathematics capabilities if not demonstrated by course work. Note that the EECS graduate admissions committee may require successful completion of remedial programming and mathematics courses prior to admission to the program if experience is not deemed sufficient.
  • TOEFL scores (international students)
  • Financial Statement (international students only)

See the Graduate Studies website for the application procedure and fees.

FOCUS AREAS

Information Technology students are encouraged to choose a focus area topic as early in the graduate program as possible.

Explore: Graduate Research & Focus Areas


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