Admission requirements

The ECE graduate program considers each application on a case-by-case basis, taking into account each individual's academic record and professional history. General guidelines and specific requirements are listed below. Please note that failing to meet specific criteria may not necessarily disqualify an applicant nor guarantee admission.  

Guidelines for Admission

  • In accordance with Wayne State graduate admissions, the ECE department requires a minimum 2.75 GPA in upper level undergraduate coursework. A GPA of 3.0 or above is recommended. International students, please note the approximate guidelines for GPA conversion.
    • A GPA of 3.0 (four-year) or better or B average is equivalent to 65 percent for students from India or Pakistan; 80 percent for students from China.
    • A GPA of 2.8 to 3.0 is equivalent to 59 to 64 percent for students from India or Pakistan and 75 to 79 percent for students from China.
  • Wayne State undergraduates with >3.0 undergraduate GPA receive automatic admission into the MS program.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test results are optional, but recommended for students who completed their undergraduate degrees at non-ABET accredited schools.
  • A statement of purpose is optional, but is encouraged for all students, particularly those who have extenuating or unusual circumstances that may impact their application.
  • International students must meet graduate school requirements for international applicants, including:
  • For students who have bachelor's degrees in fields other than electrical and computer engineering, please contact us to evaluate possible paths to admission. The department admits non-ECE students provided the student completes appropriate prerequisite courses with good academic standing.