Admissions Requirements for Telecommunications Engineering

To be considered for admission to the Telecommunications Engineering masters or doctoral program, applicants should meet the following guidelines:

Master’s admissions requirements: An undergraduate preparation equivalent to a baccalaureate in computer engineering from an accredited engineering program.
Required GPA: A grade point average (GPA) in upper-division quantitative coursework of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 point scale

Doctoral admissions requirements:A master's degree in computer engineering, or a closely associated discipline from an institution of higher education in the U.S. or from an acceptable foreign university. Consideration will be given to highly qualified students wishing to pursue the doctorate without satisfying all of the requirements for a master's degree.
Required GPA: A grade point average (GPA) in graduate coursework of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 point scale.

Students from other engineering disciplines or from other areas of science or mathematics may be considered for admission to the program; however, additional coursework may be necessary to complete the graduate program.

Documents to Submit:

  • Online application
  • Unofficial transcripts only. Official transcripts are not needed during the admissions review process.
  • GRE scores of at least 150, 160, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively. These scores are advisable based on average data of admitted students and our experience with student success in the program. UTD code number: 6897.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are able to judge the candidate's potential for success in the master's or doctoral degree program.
  • An essay outlining the candidate's background, education, and professional goals. The use of the ECE Graduate Application Essay Template is recommended, but it is optional; applicants can fill in more than one sheet.
  • All students, originating from countries where English is not one of the official national languages, must submit an acceptable English proficiency exam score. Minimum acceptable score guidelines can be obtained on the Graduate Admissions English Proficiency page for international students. UTD code number: 6897.
  • Application fee

Apply Online

After applying online, you can track the status of your graduate application online through your UTD Galaxy/Orion self-service account. The descriptions of your application status are found at the bottom of the link. All updates to your application status on Orion are programmed by the Admissions Office, not the ECE Graduate Program. After providing your documents, your application status on Orion will not change immediately. Please allow the Admissions team time to review your submissions and update your student account. You can email your questions regarding your application status to [email protected]


Post Admissions

After receiving your official acceptance letter from UTDallas, please refer to the following steps:

  1. Accept your offer of admission
  2. Submit official transcripts and other official documentation
    By mail to:
    The University of Texas at Dallas
    Office of Admission and Enrollment
    800 W Campbell Rd
    Richardson, TX 75080-3021

    OR  send your electronic transcripts/etranscripts to [email protected]

    NOTE: Please send all your official documents to the UTD Admissions Office. Paperwork mailed to the ECE Graduate Program Office causes unnecessary delays. We forward all your documents to the Admissions Office by campus mail.
  3. International students must coordinate with the ISSO regarding visa
  4. Attend the International Student Orientation, if applicable
  5. Attend theECE New Graduate Student Orientation
  6. New RAs and TAs must attend the TA RA Orientation
  7. Check the printed course list provided during the dept. orientation or Coursebook
  8. Complete a registration form and seek Advising immediately after the ECE New Graduate Student Orientation. Make sure that you get MS/PhD Advisor signature on the registration form
  9. Register for courses (only after clearing all registration holds)
  10. Pay for classes, get your Comet Card (student ID card), and create your NetID and UTD e-mail address
  11. Review the ECE Graduate Student Handbook
  12. Students may also elect to defer admission for one year

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Mailing Address: ECE Graduate Program, The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Rd. EC33, TX 75080, USA
ECE Graduate Program Head: Dinesh Bhatia
CE/TE Program Head:  Mehrdad Nourani
Graduate Program Information: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-2139
Office: ECSN 4.524
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