Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Graduates of the Electrical and Computer Engineering master’s program will have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. This program teaches students how to ensure a customer’s needs are satisfied in a high quality, trustworthy, cost efficient and schedule compliant manner. Our graduates can pursue a diverse range of careers, such as engineers, consultants, and entrepreneurs.

The Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering aims to provide a solid foundation and an opportunity to specialize in a particular area of electrical and computer engineering, such as computers, electronics, telecommunications, power systems, or control systems. The program includes both thesis and non-thesis options and lends itself to both full-time and part-time study.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. To provide depth in a subfield of electrical and computer engineering
  2. To prepare graduates for a diverse range of professional careers as engineers and managers

Admission Requirements

In addition to the UA Little Rock Graduate School admission requirements, applicants must also meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited Electrical and/or Computer Engineering program with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 or 3.3 on the last 60 credit hours. An applicant with a bachelor’s degree in a closely related discipline with an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 on the last 60 credit hours may be admitted upon recommendation of the electrical and computer engineering faculty.
  • An applicant may submit the GRE scores in support of the application. A 60% percentile on quantitative reasoning will be expected.
  • English language requirement: International students must satisfy the Graduate School TOEFL or IELTS tests requirements.
  • An applicant must submit a statement of purpose (not to exceed two pages in length) that indicates the appplicant’s intended area of research and the desired outcomes upon completion of the program
  • An applicant must submit at least two letters from referees who are qualified to evaluate the applicants academic potential

Program Requirements

The M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE) consists of a minimum of 31 credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree, of which a maximum of six hours can be transferred from a graduate program from another university with the graduate coordinator’s approval.

Students are required to maintain acceptable academic performance. All Master’s course work must be completed with a minimum GPA of 3.0. A student receiving one “C” in the course work will be warned that his/her academic performance is unacceptable and that the student will be reviewed by the ECE faculty, which will also suggest corrective action. A student receiving two “C’s” will be dismissed from the program, pending review by the ECE faculty.

Students enrolled in non-thesis option will be required to do a graduate project supervised by a faculty member.

The student’s plan of study must be developed in conjunction with student’s thesis advisor or the Graduate Coordinator, and filed with the Graduate Coordinator.

To learn more about the master’s program, please email Dr. Kamran Iqbal.

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