Please note that GRE scores are no longer required nor considered for admissions to the ECE graduate program, inclusive of the traditional MSE program, the integrated BSEE/MSE program, and the PhD program, as well as the alternatively scheduled MSE program with a concentration in software engineering offered through Texas Engineering Executive Education.
There are five steps necessary in order to apply for admission to Graduate School in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Graduate program at The University of Texas at Austin (Texas ECE):
1. Choose an Academic Track
Texas ECE offers 8 different Academic Tracks of study. Make sure that you research all the academic tracks in Texas ECE to learn which track best fits your interests and goals, before you begin the application to Graduate School.
2. Complete the Application for Graduate Admissions
The deadline to apply for Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 is December 15, 2021. You must have your application completed and submitted by this deadline in order to be considered.
Statement of Purpose and Resume
Make sure you upload your Statement of Purpose and Resume (or CV) when you come to those sections on the application. Your Statement of Purpose should be a summary of your academic and professional goals, as well as a description of the research work you have done in your past, and what research work you plan to do as a graduate student at UT. Additional tips and guidelines for preparing an effective Statement of Purpose can be found here. Please make sure these documents are edited to your liking before you upload them, for they cannot be deleted once they have been uploaded to your application.
Letters of Recommendation
Make sure you enter the valid e-mail address of each referee you want to submit a recommendation for you when you get to that section on the application. Please use the university domain address for each professor you are requesting a reference. Once you have completed this section of the application, a notice will be sent to each referee showing them where to go to complete a recommendation for you using our online system. Three is only the minimum number of recommendations required to accompany your application. You are welcome to add more.
3. Submit Transcript
After you have completed and submitted your application to Graduate School and paid your application fee, upload a copy of your transcript(s). After you have submitted your application, you will receive an email that contains a link to the Status Check web site where you will be able to upload your transcript. Your uploaded transcript(s) are considered to be unofficial, but will be used to process your application for admission. DO NOT mail official transcripts or paper copies of your transcripts to the University of Texas. Sending paper copies of documents you have uploaded will significantly delay the processing of your application.
4. TOEFL or IELTS for International Applicants
International applicants are required to submit the exam score for English proficiency. The TOEFL and IELTS exams are both accepted. We suggest you sit for these exams no later than December 1 in order to comply with our December 15 deadline.
More information can be found here on the Graduate School website.
5. Application Fee Waiver for U.S. Citizen Applicants
If you are a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Applicant, you may qualify for a waiver of the application fee if you have received or applied for one of the fellowships listed below. Complete and submit the survey located here in order to submit your waiver request.
When you are ready to complete and submit your application to Grad School to UT-ECE, you may bypass the application fee and opt to pay using your status check portal. This will ensure that you are not charged for the application fee at the time you apply. The link to your application status check will be sent to you after you have applied to Graduate School.
You may qualify for a waiver of the application fee if you have received or applied for one of the following fellowships.