The admission process to this program occurs in two stages. The first stage is informal, includes an evaluation only within the department, and occurs when the student has approximately one year remaining in the undergraduate program. The second stage entails formal application to the UT Graduate School and occurs the semester before the student expects to complete the undergraduate degree requirements.
First stage application
For the first stage application, students should have completed all of the basic sequence coursework and at least 10 credit hours of upper division coursework in ECE, likely in the student's primary technical core (it is likely that the primary technical core will be related to the targeted graduate track, but this is not required). Students applying in the first stage must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; admissions standards are likely to be much higher, but this minimum standard is required for registration in graduate courses as an undergraduate student.
The student should supply:
- First Stage Application
- Transcript (unofficial is fine)
- Short statement of purpose
- Name of a faculty member who is willing to serve as a reference for the student's application.
Second stage application
To apply in the second stage, applicants should have successfully applied in the first stage. Applicants should have registered for and completed or be about to complete at least one graduate course in the targeted graduate track. Applications should still be "on track" with respect to the BSEE degree. This application includes formal application to the UT Graduate School but does not require submitting GRE scores. Begin the application through the UT ECE graduate admissions page.