The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers two distinct master’s degree programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering is recommended for those hoping to obtain a Ph.D. in the future. This degree is a thesis-based program designed to prepare students for research and development.
The Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering a non-thesis program with a focus on professional development.
The Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering is a terminal degree. The program requires coursework, examination and a dissertation. Students are expected to conduct independent research leading to a contribution that enhances state-of-the-art research and knowledge.
- Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
- An ABET accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. For exceptions, please see the website.
- Notable undergraduate and or excellent post-graduate performance.
- A two-page statement of interest. This statement should describe your education and professional background and your motivation for graduate study, including your career goals.
- Official GRE scores.
- The name of a faculty member who has been identified to be your advisor (Ph.D. and M.S. only).
- Resume or curriculum vitae.
- At least three letters of reference for non-Boise State graduates. Boise State graduates should submit the names of three references from Boise State.
Assistantships and Fellowships and paid research positions are available on a competitive basis.
Deadline: February 1
Application and Materials Deadline
General application: June 1