University of Washington Bothell

Admissions

Admission to the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Admission into the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering is offered for the autumn and winter quarters. Complete applications are reviewed and sent to the admission committee on a rolling basis, beginning 8-9 months prior to the start of the quarter applied for. Applicants are encouraged to ensure all application materials are complete and accurate at the time of submission.

Diversity and Inclusion are core values and priorities of the University of Washington Bothell, and we reaffirm the campus commitment to diversity and the University of Washington Graduate School’s commitment to Equity & Justice in Graduate Programs. We are dedicated to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive admission process and encourage systemically underrepresented and marginalized groups to apply to our graduate programs. Within the School of STEM, we are constantly reexamining and challenging our policies and procedures to ensure the continued advancement of a culture of access, inclusion, and equity

Admission Deadlines

Autumn 2022 - STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Email us or make an admissions advising appointment about applying.

Winter 2023

  • October 3 (Domestic)

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program requires applicants to have

  • ABET accredited bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from a regionally accredited institution (or an equivalent international degree)*
  • English language proficiency
  • a 3.0 GPA or equivalent in the last two years of study (in certian circumstances, an applicant with a GPA below a 3.0 may be considered)

*Alternatively, applicants may meet this requirement with a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field (such as Physics, Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering) and have specific coursework or a knowledge base in dc/ac circuit analysis, basic electronics, signal processing, probability and basic programming skills (e.g., MATLAB); OR a bachelor’s degree in another STEM field AND completion of the Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations.

Application Process & Checklist

Applicants will apply online through the UW Graduate School. There are various components that go into preparing and submitting a complete application. Given our holistic admission process, a competitive application is one that demonstrates academic performance through a variety of methods and personal qualities and achievements.

  • Online UW Graduate School application & application fee
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Current resume
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation
  • Official English language proficiency test scores (Non-Native English speaking applicants)
  • Additional documents (optional)

Note: The UW Bothell MSEE program does not require the GRE at this time.

When you are ready to apply, follow these step-by-step instructions for applying for admission to help make the process easier.

Connect with Us

Email us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an individual appointment with an admissions advisor (phone, in person, or Zoom). We also offer monthly CSS Graduate Program information sessions if you would like to register to attend.

Application Checklist

  • Online UW Graduate School application & application fee
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Current resume
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation
  • Official English language proficiency test scores (Non-Native English speaking applicants)
  • Additional documents (optional)