Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field with overall GPA of 3.0 or better to be considered for conditional admission. A promising applicant with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 may be admitted as a special action student. Special action students must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 for four qualifying courses as approved in advance by the department. Prerequisite courses may be required for non-EE students or for students from non-ABET accredited EE programs. Applicants with GPA lower than 2.5 will not be considered for admission.
The Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at Cal State L.A. is structured to prepare students for advancement in employment with opportunities in design, research, and development, as well as for further study at the doctoral level.
Requirements for the Degree (30 units)
A total of 30 units are required, with at least 15 in 5000-level courses. A thesis, major design project, or comprehensive examination is required.
Area of Specialization (15-30 units)
Select a minimum of 15 units in 5000-level electrical engineering courses from the following list:
Students who select the comprehensive examination (EE 5960) should expect to attempt it after the completion of the majority of the course work on their program, and must comply with college and departmental requirements. Graded CR/NC.