Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadlines
Fall:January 15
Winter:August 15
Contact Information: 
450 EB
Program Requirements: 

The MS degree concentrates on establishing a sound theoretical foundation and on exposing students to advanced developments in electrical and computer engineering. The critical thinking and high level of mathematical and algorithmic facility required by graduate courses allow MS graduates to provide technical leadership and contribute to innovative research and development.

The MS degree typically takes two years to complete and involves a significant experiential learning component. Students work closely with a faculty adviser, develop the research and design tools necessary to participate in the leading-edge developments in the discipline, contribute to published scholarly articles, and report their work in a thesis. Applicants for MS program should indicate their research interests and preferred faculty advisor.

Requirements for Degree
(Thesis Option)

Credit hours: 32.

  • Required courses:  24 credit hours of graduate course work as specified by the advisory committee; 2 credit hours of Professional Writing EC En 692; 6 credit hours of thesis EC En 699R.
  • Study list: submitted during first semester of graduate study.
  • Thesis.
  • Final oral examination consisting of public presentation of original research described in thesis.

Requirements for Degree
(Course Work Option)

Credit hours: 32

  • Required courses: 30 credit hours of graduate course work as specified by the advisory committee; 2 credit hours of Professional Writing EC En 692.
  • Study list: submitted during first semester of graduate study.

The coursework option is not available for direct enrollment.  Please contact the Graduate Coordinator for more information.

Admission Requirements: 

Required Tests


Additional Requirements

  1. BS in electrical or computer engineering or similar discipline
  2. All applicants must indicate an area of interest for their thesis studies in the letter of intent.
  3. Applicants with an international undergraduate degree should upload unofficial transcripts, diplomas, and mark sheets in the Department Documents section for initial review. The application must be submitted for the department to review transcripts. Do this before requesting an evaluation from an agency. Upon recommendation for admission, the evaluation fee will be paid for by the department.


Program Outcomes: 

Oral and Written Communication

Communicate difficult technical concepts both orally and in writing.

Understanding of Fundamental Concepts

Understanding of fundamental concepts in a broad range of Electrical and Computer Engineering topics.

Peer-Reviewed Scholarship

Contribute to peer-reviewed scholarship.

Mentored Research

Participate in mentored research experiences.

Program Stats

Characteristics of Students from Past Academic Year
Total Students 62
International 0
Female 3
LDS 60
Non-White 15
BYU Undergraduate 59
Three Year Average Test Scores of Admitted Student
GRE Composite Score 318.4
GRE Quantitative Score 161.5
GRE Quantitative Percentile 79.6
GRE Verbal Score 156.9
GRE Verbal Percentile 70.5
GRE Analytical Score 3.9
GRE Analytical Percentile 52.9
Five Year Average of Graduated Students
Average Years to Degree 2.4
Graduated Per Year 16.8
Five Year Average of Admitted Students
Applied Per Year 37.6
Admitted Per Year 28.6
Percent Admitted 76.06
Average GPA 3.60