2024-2025 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Electrical & Computer Engineering


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 15, 2023

Admission Limited to


Exams & GRE Types

GRE: Optional

Letters of Recommendation


UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit the Electrical and Computer Engineering section of the application and a statement of purpose.

Ph.D.: Applicants interested in a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering are not required to have completed the master's degree in order to be considered for admission. Those admitted to the Ph.D. program without a master's degree are required to complete the UCLA M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering while proceeding toward the Ph.D. Applicants currently finishing a B.S. or an M.S. may apply for the Ph.D. Applicants without a master's degree may be considered for the M.S. if not recommended for the Ph.D.

To be considered for admission, Ph.D. applicants should have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 to be competitive.

Program Name

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering is a program in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science

Leading to the
degree of

M.S., Ph.D.

Major Code



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