Electrical engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the study, design and application of electrical and electromagnetic components, systems and applications. Increased demand in the housing, automotive, defense and consumer industries will continue to fuel the growth of the field, as well as the demand for Electrical engineers in the future.

The Master of Science (MS) in Electrical Engineering program is geared toward preparing students for the professional practice of electrical engineering, and is available in a thesis or non-thesis track. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provides outstanding research opportunities for its students through numerous research centers and laboratories, including the Center for Advanced Technology and Education (CATE), the Future Aerospace Science & Technology Center (FAST), and the Nano-Systems Research center.

Electrical Engineering Admission Requirements
Prospective students must satisfy all university admission requirements as well as the specific program requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

Scholarships, Fellowships & Assistantships

FIU and the College of Engineering and Computing offer a variety of fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships to qualified domestic and international students. The amounts of these awards vary depending on the type of award, but they may provide full tuition and a monthly stipend.

Degree Requirements

To be eligible for a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering a student must:

1. Satisfy all University requirements for a Master’s degree.
2. Receive recommendation of the advisor and faculty of the Department
3. Earn a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all approved courses in the student’s program of study.
4. Meet all undergraduate deficiencies, and requirements as specified by the student’s advisory committee.
5. Complete the required semester hours of acceptable graduate level courses.
6. Complete an acceptable thesis or graduate project.
7. Pass a final examination, which may be an oral defense of the thesis
(for thesis track students) or a comprehensive examination
(for non-thesis students).

Grades and Credits
No course in which a grade below a ‘C’ is earned may be counted toward a Master of Science degree.

Transfer Credit
The student may receive permission to transfer up to a maximum of six semester hours of graduate credit earned from another institution. Such credits are transferable provided that:

1. the course(s) were taken at the graduate level at an accredited college or university,
2. grade(s) of ‘B’ or higher were earned for the courses,
3. the course(s) are judged relevant by the student’s advisory committee,
4. the credits were not used toward another degree, and
5. the credit(s) were completed within six years immediately preceding the awarding of the degree.

Credit is not transferable until the student has earned 12 semester hours in the Electrical Engineering program.

Non-Degree seeking students
A student is allowed to take classes as a non-degree seeking student while in the process of gaining acceptance into the graduate program they wish to pursue. The maximum amount of credits that may be later applied to the program is 12 (4 classes).

Time Limit
All work applicable to the Master’s degree, including transfer credit, must be completed within six years immediately preceding the awarding of the degree.

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Admission Requirements

Prospective students seeking a graduate degree in the College must satisfy all university admission requirements as well as the specific program requirements. Each department evaluates candidates for admission to its programs. A student seeking admission into a graduate program offered by the University must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution or, in the case of foreign students, from a well established institution of higher learning that is authorized to grant degrees by appropriate authorities in that country. The minimum requirements for admission into the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering are:

  • Completed Graduate Application and fee ($30). Apply Now
  • Official transcripts from an accredited institution showing completion of a baccalaureate degree or higher, with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (upper division)
  • International Students must Submit a total score of 550 on the PBT TOEFL, or 80 on the iBT TOEFL ,or a 6.5 overall on the IELTS

The application for admission and all related documents should be sent to:

  • Florida International University
  • College of Engineering and Computing
  • 10555 West Flagler Street, EC 2430
  • Attn: Graduate Admissions, Office of the Dean
  • Miami, Florida 33174-1630, USA

You will be informed of the the final admission decision upon review of the completed application package and supporting documents by the Graduate School and the Faculty Committee of the academic department.

Immunization Policy
As a prerequisite to registration, Florida International University requires all students born after December 31, 1956 to present documented proof of immunity to measles (Rubeola) and German measles (Rubella).

International Students
In addition to meeting all the admission requirements as established by the University as well as by the Academic program, international students must obtain a student visa in order to be able to attend classes in the United States. For International Students Admission Procedures, International Students.

International students who take the program online and will not be residing in the United States are not required to obtain a student visa.

Application Deadlines
Due to time needed to process applications for admission, please submit your application and supporting documents (i.e. transcripts, evaluations of university coursework, tests, etc.) by the Priority Consideration deadline dates.

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Florida Residents
To claim in-state tuition, you must provide copies of two of the following documents showing Florida residency for at least the last 12 months prior to the beginning of the semester:

  • Florida voter registration information
  • Florida driver’s license or state ID
  • Florida vehicle registration information

You may also submit one of the documents above, accompanied by copies of at least two of the following documents:

  • Lease, rental or mortgage contract
  • Letter from utility company (Electric, telephone, cable, etc.)
  • Employment letter with current W-2 or W-4
  • Bank letter (indicating activity in account for 12 consecutive months)
  • Professional License
  • Current Florida Public School contract
  • In-state tuition receipt from another Florida State School (last 12 months)
  • Active Duty military orders
  • Warranty Deed
  • Declaration of Domicile

Amy Knightly
Associate Director for Graduate Studies

Sara-Michelle Lemus
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
grad_eng@fiu.edu
305-348-1890
EC 2430

Non-Degree seeking students
A student is allowed to take classes as a non-degree seeking student while in the process of gaining acceptance into the graduate program they wish to pursue. The maximum amount of credits that may be later applied to the program is 12 (4 classes).