Application Deadlines

  Autumn Quarter 2022
International Applicants April 1
Domestic Applicants May 2

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) application is submitted online through the Graduate School application. The review process is holistic, taking into consideration the personal statement, academic performance, applicable experience, and recommendations. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning 8-9 months prior to the start of the quarter applied for. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the MSEE Advisor prior to submitting their application to answer any questions, as well as throughout the admission and review process.

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 Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) program requires students to have

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

Applicants without a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering may meet the admission requirements with either

  • 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.

Contact the STEM Office of Graduate Studies with questions or to schedule a prospective student advising appointment with the STEM graduate admissions advisor: or call 425.352.5490

Applicants must also meet the minimum admission requirements for the Graduate School at the University of Washington, as detailed in Understanding the Application Process.

For specifics on submitting your application, including list of application materials, please visit Application Instructions.

Note: The GRE is not required for the UW Bothell MSEE degree at this time.

Ready to Apply?

One you have reviewed the admission requirements and application materials required, you are ready to apply!



For more information, please contact the STEM Office of Graduate Studies at or call 425.352.5490 to set up an appointment.