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Established in 1885, the Electrical Engineering program has a long tradition of excellence. The EECS Department is a fast growing and research active entity at the University of Missouri. Our ECE classes are small with extensive design and laboratory experimentation. Research opportunities exist for both undergraduate and graduate students in Communication and Signal Processing, Physical and Power Electronics, Intelligent Systems, Systems Modeling and Control, Nano/Micro Technology, Applied Physics, and Digital/Computer Systems.

Degrees Offered

Doctoral

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

The EECS department offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Application Procedures

Application for admission to a graduate degree program in ECE involves submitting a formal application through the Graduate School online application for admission. An application must be accompanied by an application fee.  In addition, the applicant must have the following original paperwork sent directly from the originating institutions to the Graduate School:

  1. Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts to the online application system. Applicants provide official transcripts if accepted by the academic program.
  2. Official GRE* score report from Educational Testing Service (and TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants)

*Note: The GRE is optional for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 applicants due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following supplemental materials must be uploaded in the online application:

  1. Your resume
  2. A personal goal statement indicating why you feel prepared to pursue the degree program and why you want to pursue this degree
  3. Three letters of recommendation from persons, preferably professors, who know your abilities that must address your ability and readiness to pursue a graduate program.

In order to be considered for admission in a particular semester, the Director of Graduate Studies, according to the following deadlines, must receive all required paperwork:

  • Fall admission:  Applications and all paperwork must be received by March 1. For earlier consideration for financial assistance in the department, applications and all paperwork must be received by January 15.
  • Spring admission:  Applications and all paperwork must be received by October 1.

Note:  Copies of the required documents (transcripts, GRE scores, etc.) cannot be accepted in lieu of the official reports from the originating institutions.  Copies of these records can be submitted for evaluation, but any decision on admission is non-binding until the official records have been received.

All MU students (current or prior) must meet the same requirements as external students.  The only difference is that MU grad students file one of the following forms (in lieu of an MU Application Form):

  1. Current Non-Degree Graduate Students: Change of Division, Degree, Program, Emphasis, or Advisor form,
  2. Current graduate students in another department:  Change of Division, Degree, Program, Emphasis, or Advisor form (same as 1)
  3. Previous graduate students returning to same program: Reactivation form.

More information about the EECS graduate programs can be found at this link.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

 

Master's

Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering, Master of Science

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

The EECS department offers the Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering and the Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

Application Procedures

Application for admission to a graduate degree program in ECE involves submitting a formal application through the Graduate School online application for admission. An application must be accompanied by an application fee.  In addition, the applicant must have the following original paperwork sent directly from the originating institutions to the Graduate School:

  1. Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts to the online application system. Applicants provide official transcripts if accepted by the academic program.
  2. Official GRE* score report from Educational Testing Service (and TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants)

*Note: The GRE is optional for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 applicants due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following supplemental materials must be uploaded in the online application:

  1. Your resume
  2. A personal goal statement indicating why you feel prepared to pursue the degree program and why you want to pursue this degree
  3. Three letters of recommendation from persons, preferably professors, who know your abilities that must address your ability and readiness to pursue a graduate program.

In order to be considered for admission in a particular semester, the Director of Graduate School, according to the following deadlines, must receive all required paperwork:

  • Fall admission:  Applications and all paperwork must be received by March 1. For earlier consideration for financial assistance in the department, applications and all paperwork must be received by January 15.
  • Spring admission:  Applications and all paperwork must be received by October 1.

Note:  Copies of the required documents (transcripts, GRE scores, etc.) cannot be accepted in lieu of the official reports from the originating institutions.  Copies of these records can be submitted for evaluation, but any decision on admission is non-binding until the official records have been received.

All MU students (current or prior) must meet the same requirements as external students.  The only difference is that MU grad students file one of the following forms (in lieu of an MU Application Form):

  1. Current Non-Degree Graduate Students: Change of Division, Degree, Program, Emphasis, or Advisor form
  2. Current graduate students in another department:  Change of Division, Degree, Program, Emphasis, or Advisor form (same as 1)
  3. Previous graduate students returning to same program: Reactivation form.

More information about the EECS graduate programs can be found at this link.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

 

Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering, Accelerated Master of Science

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: May 1
Spring deadline: December 1

Current MU undergraduate students are eligible to apply to this program. To be considered for admission to the accelerated MS program in Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering, a student must:

  • Have completed at least 90 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree, including all general education requirements
  • Have a 3.0 GPA overall

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application.

For the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program

  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • 1 letter of recommendation

 

Graduate Certificate

AI and Machine Learning, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  15

Certificate description: The recent advancement in AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Machine Learning has made significant impact in a wide range of research fields and industries. The purpose of this graduate certificate is to prepare students and professionals to understand the foundation and advanced skills in AI and machine learning and to handle the growing demands in applying cutting-edge AI techniques.

Certificate web site:
https://engineering.missouri.edu/departments/electrical-engineering-computer-science/artificial-intelligence-and-machine-learning-graduate-certificate/

Note: Some courses may be taken online through the academic program right now due to COVID-19.

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: August 1
  • Spring semester: January 1

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the AI and Machine Learning Program

  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume or CV

Data Analytics Engineering, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: Data science is an interdisciplinary area of scientific processes, methods, systems, and algorithms to obtain knowledge or insights from data. Data engineers design, manage, and optimize the flow of data within an organization. The goal of this graduate certificate is to prepare students and professionals to understand the fundamentals and advanced skills in data analytics engineering. It enables the graduating students to address the growing need for data engineering and data science professionals who are trained in advanced data analytics and can collect, process, and transform large streams of data into understandable and actionable information for the purpose of making decisions.

Certificate web site:
https://engineering.missouri.edu/academics/eecs/eecs-degrees/

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: August 1
  • Spring semester: January 1

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Data Analytics Engineering Program

  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Letters of recommendation (optional)

Neural Engineering-Signals, Systems and Machine Learning, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The Graduate Certificate in Neural Engineering-Signals, Systems & Machine Learning will enable the student to gain both fundamental and applied understanding of brain signals and systems, and machine learning schemes in this rapidly growing component of neural big-data research. The program includes the study of basic concepts related to modeling the nonlinear electrical circuits in the brain which use concepts from signal processing, systems modeling and control disciplines. The students will gain expertise in understanding the fundamentals of signals, systems and machine learning tools for ‘reverse engineering the brain’, and also for the design of neural prostheses, and brain machine interfaces.

Certificate web site:
https://engineering.missouri.edu/academics/eecs/eecs-degrees/

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: Rolling
  • Spring semester: Rolling

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Neural Engineering-Signals, Systems, and Machine Learning Program

  • Resume or CV
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