Admissions

General Admissions

Typically, students are admitted to the School of Engineering and Computer Science for the fall semester of each academic year. Enrollment in the spring and summer semesters is permitted for a limited number of students. All applicants seeking admission must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) administered by the College Board or the ACT, administered by the American College Testing Service. Prospective undergraduate students are evaluated on the results of these tests, academic performance throughout secondary school, and recommendations from the applicant's school. Freshmen are admitted into one of the five departments of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, including the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

An applicant must be a graduate of a secondary school or have equivalent credentials. The secondary school program consists of at least 15 units, including the following minimum units :

  • English, 3 Units
  • Trigonometry, 1 Unit
  • Algebra, 2 Units
  • History or Civics, 1 Unit
  • Geometry, 1 Unit
  • Science, 2 Units

A unit represents one year's study in a subject in a secondary school. An applicant for admission as a transfer student must furnish an official transcript of courses taken at all college-level institutions that he or she has attended. Transfer students must have completed a minimum of 12 semester credit hours of coursework including mathematics and science.

Master's Requirements

Students may apply for admission, when they have successfully fulfilled the following minimum requirements:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from an accredited institution. These persons must have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0.
  • In special circumstances, a lower GPA may be considered for provisional admission, based on a strong letter of recommendation from a distinguished professor. The entrant may be required to take some undergraduate courses while on probation and must maintain a GPA of 3.0. These stipulated courses may not contribute towards the Master's degree.
  • Applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination and score no less than 550. They must also take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  • All applicants are evaluated by the Departmental Graduate Committee. Applicants who do not satisfy the minimum requirements will not be considered.

Doctoral Requirements

Students may apply for admission when they have successfully fulfilled the following minimum requirements:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from an accredited institution. Equivalent qualifications from an international university are also accepted.
  • An applicant must have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0.
  • An applicant from non-English speaking countries is required to take the TOEFL examination scoring no less than 550. They must also take the GRE.
  • . Submit a 1-2 page plan of study with the proposed research. The applicant must submit a resume and statement of interest for the chosen Ph.D. area of study.

Transfer & International Students

Transfer Students must have completed a minimum of 12 semester credit hours of coursework including mathematics and science.

International Applicants must submit a transcript of all coursework taken at other institutions, both secondary and collegiate. An official copy of all certificates must be forwarded by the appropriate officer of all schools attended to the Admissions Office before the applicant is considered for admission. In addition to submitting scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, all international computer applicants from non-English-speaking countries are required to successfully complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination.

Copyright © Howard University. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and disclaimer.