The following are required for admission to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Programs: a bachelor’s or master’s degree in electrical or computer engineering, a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 on all graduate and undergraduate work, GRE Verbal + Quantitative scores of at least 301 (or 1100 in old version) and Analytical Writing of at least 2.5 for the MS degree, or V+Q of at least 310 (or 1200 in old version) and AW of at least 3.0 for the PhD degree, and Test of English as a Second Language scores of 550 (paper-based) / 213 (computer-based) / 80 (Internet-based). For competition for Fellowships and Assistantships, much higher scores are needed. No forms are needed for competition for financial support because all applicants will be considered. An undergraduate degree in physics, mathematics, or another field of engineering can be acceptable. However, core undergraduate courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering will be required prior to completing your graduate degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provides programs for study and research leading to the Master of Science in Electrical or Computer Engineering and the Doctor of Philosophy. Graduate curricula within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are concentrated in the following major areas: 1) Micro/Nano-electronics and renewable energy, 2) VLSI, 3) Electrooptics, 4) Electromagnetics, 5) Computer Engineering, 6) Communications, 7) Signal Processing, 9) Power, Power Systems, and Electromechanics 10) Manufacturing, and 11) Robotics.
Applying to the Graduate Program
Fall Semester: International Applicants: February 1
Domestic Applicants: July 1
Spring Semester: International Applicants: August 15
Domestic Applicants: November 15
Applications are not accepted for the Summer Session.
University of Kentucky Graduate School Application for Admission:
- University of Kentucky Graduate Admissions Guidelines:
Review first, the University of Kentucky Graduate School’s Guidelines for Admission Applications prior to applying.
- Electronic Application :
Submit your on-line application to the Graduate School. Follow the Graduate School’s Guidelines for Admission Applications and the online instruction. When you need to submit official test scores to the Graduate School, please use the following codes. The department does not need official copies.
- Official GRE Scores from ETS
Institution code: 1837
Department code: Electrical Engineering 1203,
Computer Engineering 1201
- Official TOEFL Scores from ETS or Official IELTS scores
(Only for applicants who received Bachelor’s degree outside the United States)
School code: 1837
Department code: 66
If you have any question, please contact
University of Kentucky
202C Ezra Gillis Building
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0033
Application Materials Needed by the Department
Important Note: For applicants, all application materials and inquiries should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional application materials are required for graduate admissions in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. To be considered for admission, students must submit:
- An ECE Department Graduate Appplication Form.
- Three letters of reference. Each letter of reference must be accompanied by a signed Reference Form. The letters of reference in electronic copies must be e-mailed directly to the DGS by your references (No paper based reference letters will be accepted).
- Reprints of your research publications in PDF if you have any. Publication is one of the important factors for admission to the PhD program and financial support. (The list of publications should also be included in your CV uploaded online.)
- Your bank statement for self support, which results in priority in admission.
Please make arrangement to e-mail the above departmental items to:
Director of Graduate Studies, Electrical & Computer Engineering
For submission of any departmental items and inquiries, please use the ECE DGS e-mail address only (email@example.com)! Do not send or cc the above departmental items and inquiries to DGS’s personal e-mail address, otherwise your items may get lost and your inquiries may not be answered. Do not send any paper-based documents to the department.
You can check the status of your application at the on-line application site.
If you inquire information beyond application status, such as information about application materials and I-20s, you should contact your Admissions Officer in the Graduate School:
Office: 202C Ezra Gillis Building