Admission to MS-ECE

For admission, the applicant must have:

  1. a baccalaureate degree in a scientific or technical discipline from an U.S. institution accredited by an appropriate accreditation body, or an equivalent baccalaureate degree from a foreign institution of high reputation.
  2. attained grade point average of at least 3.0 (A=4.00) in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted.
  3. For Graduate Written Assessment Requirement information, please visit the GWAR website.
  4. completed the following SSU courses or equivalent at the undergraduate level with a GPA of 3.0 or higher:
    • 3 semesters of Calculus (Math 161, 211, 241) and one semester of Probability Theory (Math 345)
    • 1 semester of each of the following subjects: Electric Circuits with lab, Electronics with lab and Digital Circuits and Logic Design with lab (EE 220/221 or EE 330, EE 230/231 and ES 210)
    • 2 semesters of Programming in an approved high level Procedural Language, modeling and simulation (CS 115 and EE 314)

Conditional Admission

The applicants whose GPA is less than 3.0 but greater than 2.5, or who lack not more than 18 units of prerequisite work (generally, 6 courses), may be accepted conditionally and must complete a program of study specified by the graduate coordinator at the time of admission before being given full admission. Students who successfully complete SSALI courses are eligible to apply to the MS-ECE program.

How to Apply for MS-ECE

  • As of the Fall 2018 admission cycle, the application process is moving online to Cal State Apply.
  • Please visit SEIE Admissions before applying. This page includes:
    • Pointers on how to use the Cal State Apply site
    • Important dates and deadlines
    • Information about Financial Aid
    • Information for international students

As this is a new process, please work closely with the Faculty Coordinator, Mohamed Salem and with Program Coordinator, Katie O'Brien, 707-664-2738.