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Professional Master’s Program

Deadlines

UW EE only enrolls students in the Professional Master’s Program once per year, in autumn quarter.  Our deadlines are static, falling on the same days every year.

Early Deadline: January 5
Regular Deadline: May 15

Criteria for Admission

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an engineering or science discipline.
  • A minimum 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4-point scale) for the last 90 graded quarter credits or 60 graded semester credits. If you do not meet the minimum GPA requirement, please consider taking courses as a Graduate Non-Matriculated student before applying to the PMP.
  • One to three years of professional experience is encouraged, but not required.

For Applicants with Degrees in Other Fields

Applicants with STEM degrees

Students with a strong academic record who hold a degree in a technical field such as mathematics, physics, computer science or another branch of engineering can expect to perform well in the UW EE Professional Master’s Program. Students are expected to make up any deficiencies in their electrical engineering background prior to beginning their graduate program.

The following courses are strongly recommended:

  • EE 215 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
  • EE 233 Circuit Theory
  • EE 235 Continuous Time Linear Systems
  • Programming skills at the level of CSE 142 Computer Programming I and CSE 143 Computer Programming II

Applicants with non-STEM degrees

Applicants from non-technical fields are required to complete the following courses:

  • MATH 124 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
  • MATH 125 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
  • MATH 126 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
  • MATH 307 Introduction to Differential Equations
  • PHYS 121 Mechanics
  • PHYS 122 Electromagnetism

The following courses are strongly recommended:

  • MATH 308 Matrix Algebra with Application
  • MATH 324 Advanced Multivariable Calculus I
  • PHYS 123 Waves
  • EE 215 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
  • EE 233 Circuit Theory
  • EE 235 Continuous Time Linear Systems
  • Programming skills at the level of CSE 142 Computer Programming I and CSE 143
  • Computer Programming II

If you’re uncertain whether you meet these requirements, contact the PMP Adviser for guidance: pmp@ee.washington.edu or 206-543-4924

Required Application Materials

All application materials are submitted online. You may check the status of your application anytime in the system.

  1. Online UW Graduate School Application (you will have to create a profile in order to apply).   Select “Electrical Engineering (MSEE) Evening” as your choice in the pull-down menu.
  2. Graduate School application fee $85.
  3. Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions.
  4. Statement of Purpose (approximately one page, single-spaced).
    • Summarize your academic and professional background (if applicable), goals and your reasons for applying to the PMP.
    • Mention any particular strengths that may not appear in other application materials, and explain any areas of weakness that may be of concern.
    • You should also address your anticipated ability to meet the demands of an evening degree program while working (if applicable) and balancing your other demands/commitments (i.e. family, etc).
  5. Letters of recommendation.
    • Applicants will be asked to provide the current email addresses of two recommenders who will then be notified via email to provide their recommendation online.
    • If possible, at least one recommendation should be a professional reference, ideally coming from a current supervisor or colleague. If you are applying without professional experience, letters of recommendation can come from internship supervisors, research supervisors, or instructors/professors.
  6. Résumé or CV
  7. Non-Native English Speaking Applicants:  TOEFL
    • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL, regardless of citizenship.
    • Exceptions to this rule are outlined at: Graduate School Memorandum No.8.

Please note: The GRE is NOT required to apply to the UW EE Professional Master’s Program.