Master of Science Degree Requirements

Below is a brief overview of degree requirements within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. For an full explanation of requirements please visit the Graduate School, Master of Science requirements page.

General Requirements

  • Choose an Advisor.
  • Plan your course of study using the Degree Schedule form (M4). Recommended course sequences for various research options.
  • Complete 30 total approved credits.
  • 1 credit of Advanced Responsible Conduct Research is required for all graduate students who entered the program after Spring 2013. Use the self audit tool to ensure the course you choose to complete the requirement for Advanced RCR is a course that can be counted towards your ECE MS degree.
  • You must earn a grade of "BC" or better for EE courses; "C" or better for non-EE courses. (BC/C grades may only be used on up to six (6) credits.)
  • Submit official transcripts showing proof of your previous degrees in not from Michigan Tech.
  • Completed a Patent, Research and Proprietary Rights form.
  • Graduate student audit worksheet. (This audit worksheet will calculate if your credits meet the requirements for each plan.)
  • A graduate student must maintain a university cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

MS Options

  • Choose an a plan. (A, B, or D)
  • Present a research/project proposal. (A or B)
  • Complete a thesis or project. (A or B)
  • Complete an oral thesis or project defense. (A or B)
  • File the oral examination form. Use the Pre-defense and Verification of Degree Requirements Completion form for all MS degree options.