Profile of Admitted Graduate Students
EECS is the largest department in the McCormick School. Admission decisions are based on the overall academic record, quality of the school attended, Graduate Record Exam scores (GRE), grade point averages (GPA), strength of letters of recommendation, work experience, and match with faculty research interests. We do not have minimum thresholds other than those set by The Graduate School.
Applicants are required to submit GRE scores if they wish to be considered for a university fellowship. If an applicant has already obtained an MS degree from a U.S. institution, then GRE scores are not needed for PhD admission.
International applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The Graduate School considers the following to be the minimum acceptance thresholds:
90 IBT (Internet-based test), 233 CBT (computer-based test), and 577 PBT (paper-based test) for PhD applicants;
80 IBT, 213 CBT, and 550 PBT for MS applicants.
To be eligible for a teaching assistantship, international applicants must submit an official Test of Spoken English (TSE) score of at least 50 or score at least 26 on the TOEFL speaking section. More on TOEFL here: The Graduate School