Thank you for your interest in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. Please follow these steps to apply for admission to the Graduate Program:
Additional information you may find helpful:
The minimum requirements for admission to the graduate degree programs in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering are as follows:
All International applicants must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. The TOEFL or IELTS test date must be no older than two years (24 months) prior to the beginning of the requested entry term. In order to be eligible for admission to the Graduate School all non-US citizen applicants (i.e., non-resident aliens and permanent residents) must demonstrate proficiency in English at a level necessary to be successful in a graduate program at NC State University. All non-US citizen applicants (i.e., non-resident aliens and permanent residents) must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. The ECE Department also requires all US citizens whose principal language of instruction has not been English (for example, most applicants from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. TOEFL or IELTS scores will be waived if you are a citizen of a country where English is an official language and the language of instruction in higher education, or if you have successfully completed at least one year of full-time study in a degree program at a four-year US college or university. Please refer to The Graduate School Handbook for more information on English Proficiency Requirements for International Applicants.
TOEFL requirements: The Graduate School requires a total score of at least 80 on the Internet-based Test (iBT); the ECE Department requires a total score of at least 90 on the Internet-based Test (iBT). The ECE Department requires the following minimum test scores for each section: Listening: 18, Reading: 18, Writing: 18, Speaking: 19, Total Score: 90.
IELTS requirements: The ECE Department requires the following minimum test scores for each section: Listening: 6.5, Reading: 6.5, Writing: 6.5, Speaking: 7.0, Overall Band Score: 6.5.
Students who have a closely related degree, but do not have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering must satisfy the completion of the following courses or the equivalent:
For more information consult the ECE Graduate Handbook.
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Information on Admissions Requirements can be found on the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department website and in The Graduate School Handbook.
If you have applied after the deadline in error and want to request to move your application to the following semester, please contact the Graduate School Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since departmental funding is offered to the most qualified students at the earliest possible date, applicants are encouraged to complete the online application and submit all supporting documents prior to the application deadlines noted above.
Your application will not be reviewed until all supporting documents have been received and The Graduate School has a complete application.
You can check your application status on ApplyYourself. The status of each supporting document will update to Complete as it is received by The Graduate School. You will not be able to see if your Areas of Interest form has been completed in ApplyYourself. You will need to check the status of your Areas of Interest form in GradWatch.
Once the department makes an admission decision, The Graduate School will be notified and will make the final decision on your admission. The Graduate School will contact you with the admissions decision.
(See Also University deadlines in Graduate Administration Handbook) DEPARTMENT APPLICATION DEADLINES SUPERCEDE UNIVERSITY OR ENGINEERING ON-LINE DEADLINES for the ECE degree programs.
Due to the high number of applications, we cannot respond to inquiries seeking confirmation of receipt of materials. December, January, and February are particularly busy months and we are processing many hundreds of applications and materials. Your patience during this process is appreciated.
You will receive a computer generated email message when your application has been received by The Graduate School. This signifies that The Graduate School has received your application and application processing fee, and has forwarded your application to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
To check your application status, please check the NCSU Online Application website.