Master's Program


The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department offers two Master's level programs: a single coursework-only Master's of Engineering (M.Eng.) in EECS degree program, and three separate Master's of Science (M.S.) degree programs in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering. All Master's degree programs are intended to take between one to two years to complete. The coursework-only M.Eng. is a new degree program that will be offered starting Summer 2022 and details will be made available soon.

Master's of Science (M.S.) Degree Programs

All three Master's of Science degrees programs have the following identical degree requirements.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the three Master's of Science degree programs normally possess a degree in a related discipline in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering respectively. Students with good preparation in another engineering field, mathematics, or science may qualify for the program by taking appropriate additional undergraduate courses. Such courses normally do not count toward the graduate degree. Lists of specific prerequisite courses.

  • GPA: at or above 3.0 on a 4 point scale.
  • GRE: 146+ verbal, 155+ quantitative (mean GRE: 152 verbal, 163 quantitative).
  • Three Letters of Recommendation.
  • TOEFL: (International Only) scores at or above 90 on internet-based exam (mean TOEFL 100).

Explore: Early Admission - Fast Track

Application Process

  • Fall Priority Deadline: December 15
  • Spring Priority Deadline: September 30

Applications will be accepted after the priority deadlines listed above, but those applicants may not be considered for fellowships and assistantships. All application materials must be submitted at Graduate Studies by March 1 for Fall and October 1 for Spring to be considered for admission.

Application Materials

  • Application
  • GRE scores (school code 6871).
  • Statement of Objectives and Resume
  • Official Transcript
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • TOEFL scores (international students)
  • Financial Statement (international students only)

See the Graduate Studies website for the application procedure and fees.

To view information specific to individual Master's of Science degrees offered select the associated discipline below.

Fortune 500 companies to start-ups hire KU Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) graduates for their abilities to invent, engineer, and deliver innovations. Many MSCS students are supported through graduate research or teaching assistantships. The breadth and depth of the curriculum, the wide range of research projects, access to state-of-the-art research facilities, and mentoring by experienced faculty produce KU MSCS graduates ready to make immediate contributions to their field. Employers value MSCS graduates for their specialization and skills. MSCS graduates work in computing, telecommunication, energy, transportation, and numerous other industries.

Focus Areas

Computer Science students are encouraged to choose a focus area and project or thesis topic as early in the graduate program as possible and identify a faculty adviser who is interested in supervising their work.

Associated Focus Areas

Fortune 500 companies to start-ups hire KU Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCoE) graduates for their abilities to invent, engineer, and deliver innovations. Many MSCoE students are supported through graduate research or teaching assistantships. The breadth and depth of the curriculum, the wide range of research projects, access to state-of-the-art research facilities, and mentoring by experienced faculty produce KU MSCoE graduates ready to make immediate contributions to their field. Employers value MSCoE graduates for their specialization and skills. MSCoE graduates work in healthcare, energy, transportation, and numerous other industries.

Focus Areas

Computer Engineering students are encouraged to choose a focus area and project or thesis topic as early in the graduate program as possible and identify a faculty adviser who is interested in supervising their work.

Associated Focus Areas

Fortune 500 companies to start-ups hire KU Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) graduates for their abilities to invent, engineer, and deliver innovations. Many MSEE students are supported through graduate research or teaching assistantships. The breadth and depth of the curriculum, the wide range of research projects, access to state-of-the-art research facilities, and mentoring by experienced faculty produce KU MSEE graduates ready to make immediate contributions to their field. Employers value MSEE graduates for their specialization and skills. MSEE graduates work in communication, healthcare, defense, and numerous other industries.

Focus Areas

Electrical Engineering students are encouraged to choose a focus area and project or thesis topic as early in the graduate program as possible and identify a faculty adviser who is interested in supervising their work.

Associated Focus Areas

Master's of Engineering (M.Eng.) in EECS Degree Program

Details will be made available soon.