Master of Science Degree
Candidates for the M.S. degree in electrical engineering must complete 30 points of credit beyond the bachelor’s degree. A minimum of 15 points of credit must be at the 6000 level or higher. No credit will be allowed for undergraduate courses (3000 or lower). At least 15 points must be in electrical engineering, defined as including all courses with an ELEN designator or a joint designator containing electrical engineering as a member, e.g., EECS, CSEE, EEME, ECBM, etc. And it is expected that at least 12 of the first 24 points taken will be in electrical engineering.
Not all technical courses can be applied toward the M.S. degree, and some have restrictions. Up to 6 points of research (such as ELEN E4998, ELEN E6001, and ELEN E6002) can be applied. Up to 1.5 points of fieldwork (ELEN E6999) can be used. No more than 3 points of courses that do not contain primarily engineering, math, or science content can be used, subject to the written pre-approval of the department. Any course that is not on the list of standard courses require prior written department approval, including during the summer session.
The general school requirements listed earlier in this bulletin, such as minimum GPA, must also be satisfied. All degree requirements must be completed within five years of the beginning of the first course credited toward the degree.
More details and a checklist for adviser approvals can be found at www.ee.columbia.edu.