Admission Requirements: Electrical & Computer Engineering, M.S.

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Admission Requirements

  • B.S. degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university in electrical or computer engineering or a closely related field with appropriate undergraduate courses, such as calculus through differential equations and linear algebra, physics, and the usual electrical engineering core courses.
    • If you have a degree in engineering, an accredited program is one that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
    • If you have completed degrees in computer science or a closely related field, an accredited program is one taken at a college that is regionally accredited, such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
    • If you have an international baccalaureate degree or diploma which is equivalent to three years of undergraduate study in the U.S. in computer science, engineering, or a related area, you may be eligible to be admitted into a bridge option in your intended graduate program.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.85 for full matriculation.
    • U.S. Students Only: If you do not qualify for full matriculation, you may be admitted at the dean’s discretion. Upon completion of nine graduate credits and fulfillment of pre-curriculum requirements, your status may be reviewed for performance evaluation and further advancement in the academic program.
    • For students with an insufficient background for full matriculation, up to 40 credits from the list of waivable and prerequisite courses below may be required.

      Waivable Courses
      • EENG 502 Electrical Circuits I and Engineering Tools (4 credits)
      • EENG 504 Introduction to Electronic Circuits (3 credits)
      • EENG 505 Fundamentals of Digital Logic (3 credits)
      • EENG 508 Electrical Circuits II (3 credits)
      • EENG 512 Control Systems (3 credits)
      • EENG 514 Signals and Systems (3 credits)
      • EENG 515 Random Signals and Statistics (3 credits)
      • EENG 518 Communication Theory (3 credits)

    Additional Prerequisite Courses

      • MATH 170 Calculus I (4 credits)
      • MATH 180 Calculus II (4 credits)
      • MATH 260 Calculus III (4 credits)
      • MATH 320 Differential Equations (3 credits)

    Note: Credits earned for the courses above will not be counted toward the 30 credits required for the M.S. degree. Additionally, all 500-level bridge courses will earn a pass/fail grade.

  • Submit GRE scores
    • Graduates of foreign universities are required to take the GRE and submit their scores.
    • If you have a GPA below 2.85, you may, at the discretion of the dean, be asked to take the GRE or other diagnostic tests. Admission will be based upon consideration of test results, previous academic performance, and related employment, if applicable.
  • Transfer credits: You may transfer up to nine transfer credits from an accredited graduate program for appropriate courses in which a minimum grade of B was earned.

General Application Materials:

  • Completed application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Copy of college diploma or proof of degree.
  • Official GRE scores, if required. NYIT GRE Code: 2561
  • International student requirements: English proficiency, I-20, and transcript evaluation


  • Spring Semester: Dec. 1 (U.S. and international applicants)
  • Fall Semester: June 1 (international applicants); July 1 (U.S. applicants)
  • If after these deadlines, applications  are reviewed on a rolling admission basis, as long as space is available.

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Fellowships and Assistantships

Fellowships and teaching assistantships are available to qualified candidates. These financial aid opportunities are usually for a 10-month period and may include partial remission of tuition and fees.


  • If you have any questions about admissions or eligibility, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at or 516.686.7520.

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