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Professional Master’s Program


UW EE only enrolls students in the Professional Master’s Program once per year, in autumn quarter.  The admissions deadlines remain the same every year.

International Students: May 1
Domestic Students: June 1

Criteria for Admission

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an engineering or science discipline.
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA. 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.

If you’re uncertain whether you meet these requirements, contact the PMP Adviser for guidance: 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 MSE (Evening)” as your choice in the pull-down menu.
  2. Graduate School Application Fee $85 (paid online)
  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) and 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 (two required)
    • Applicants will be asked to provide the current email addresses of recommenders who will then be notified via email to provide their recommendation online. As a part of the process, recommenders will also be asked to rate the applicant in areas such as creativity, independent thinking, ability to work as a team, and verbal and written proficiency.
    • If possible, at least one recommendation should be a professional reference, ideally coming from a current supervisor or colleague. Since students pursuing a graduate degree while working full-time must balance many time commitments and responsibilities, it is important that the admissions committee have an indication of the level of support and flexibility that the applicant’s company/supervisor is prepared to offer the student to help facilitate their successful completion of the MSEE.
    • 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. Thus, U.S. citizens whose native language is not English are required to submit valid TOEFL scores.
    • Exceptions to this rule are outlined at: Graduate School Memorandum No.8.

Please note: The GRE is NOT required to apply to the PMP program.