AGRADE Policies and Degree Requirements

Students in the AGRADE program follow our standard ECE Master's degree requirements, with the following additional policies: 

  • Plan of work. Before taking any courses under the AGRADE program, students must complete an AGRADE plan of work (Physics-ECE AGRADE students please fill out the application form instead).  The plan of work must contain all 32 credit hours, and be approved by both the undergraduate advisor of the student's undergrad department and the graduate chair of the ECE department. If any of the courses in the plan of work require 4000-level ECE courses as a pre-req, then these additional courses also are required to be included in the Plan of Work and should be taken as electives during the bachelors degree.

  • ECE-AGRADE program.  ECE undergraduates enrolled in the AGRADE program may count a maximum of 16 credits of 5000-level courses towards both the BS degree and MS degree.

  • Physics-ECE AGRADE program.  Outstanding seniors in physics (both applied physics option and fundamental physics option), who have completed at least 90 credits and have an overall GPA of at least 3.5, and major physics classes GPA of at least 3.6, may apply to the Physics-ECE grade program.  While completing the bachelor's degree in applied physics, students enrolled in Physics-ECE AGRADE may count a maximum of 12 credits of 5000-level courses towards both BS degree and the MS degree in electrical engineering (accepted students must follow the electrical engineering track). These may include PHY5340/41, PHY5620/21, PHY5100 or 5000-level ECE courses taken as electives. For more details about this program, please contact the undergraduate physics advisor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, or the graduate advisor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
    • Alexey A Petrov, Professor, Physics and Astronomy

    • Ivan Avrutsky, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

    • Amar Basu, Associate Professor, Director of the Graduate Programs, Electrical and Computer Engineering