Admission to the MSCES

For admission, the applicant must have:

  1. a baccalaureate degree in a scientific or technical discipline from an U.S. institution accredited by an appropriate accreditation body, or an equivalent baccalaureate degree from a foreign institution of high reputation.
  2. attained grade point average of at least 3.0 (A=4.00) in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted.
  3. demonstrate competency in writing by taking one of the WEPT (Written English Proficiency Test) requirements. New applicants can meet the WEPT requirement by writing an essay and submitting it along with their application for admission. Note that in order to graduate, all MSCES must have WEPT score.
  4. completed the following SSU courses or equivalent at the undergraduate level with a GPA of 3.0 or higher:
    • 3 semesters of Calculus (Math 161, 211, 241) and one semester of Probability Theory (Math 345)
    • 1 semester of each of the following subjects: Electric Circuits with lab, Electronics with lab and Digital Circuits and Logic Design with lab (ES 220/221, ES 230/231 and ES 210)
    • 2 semesters of Programming in an approved high level Procedural Language, modeling and simulation (CS 115 and ES 314)

Conditional Admission

The applicants whose GPA is less than 3.0 but greater than 2.5, or who lack not more than 18 units of prerequisite work (generally, 6 courses), may be accepted conditionally and must complete a program of study specified by the graduate coordinator at the time of admission before being given full admission. Students who successfully complete SSALI courses are eligible to apply to the MSCES program.

Application Process

  • As of the Fall 2018 admission cycle, the application process is moving online to Cal State Apply.
  • Please visit our SEIE Admissions page before applying. This page includes:
    • Pointers on how to use the Cal State Apply site
    • Important dates and deadlines
    • Information about Financial Aid
    • Information for international students

As this is a new process, please work closely with the Faculty Coordinator, Farid Farahmand and with our Admissions Specialist, James Peavler, 707-664-2682.