Thank you for your interest in the Master's degree program in Electrical Engineering at Arkansas Tech University. The Electrical Engineering Master’s program provides you a solid foundation in both the theory and application in the emerging field of Electrical Engineering and offers you the breadth of education and depth of training necessary for leadership in the profession. The department is continuously growing and has maintained a consistent leadership as one of the top Electrical Engineering programs in the state of Arkansas. As a new Electrical Engineering Master's student, you have two program options: coursework and research project.
The program requires 36-course credits for completion and it gives the students the flexibility to select a degree plan that is customized to their goals. Student success is the prime goal of the department and we strive to provide the best opportunities for growth and professional development of our students. At the Department of Electrical Engineering, you will find a welcoming community and we are always searching for outstanding new graduate talent.
A minimum of 36 semester hours of coursework at the graduate level must be completed which includes twelve (12) semester hours in the common core, and an additional 24 semester hours which meet the requirements of the concentration area. A minimum of 18 semester hours must be at the 6000-level.
Common Core (12 hours)
MGMT 5203 Project Management
SPH 5063 Organizational Communication
Six (6) hours from:
MATH 5103 Linear Algebra II
MATH 5153 Applied Statistics II
MATH 5273 Complex Variables
MATH 5243 Differential Equations II
MATH 5343 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
Concentration Area (24 hours)
In addition to the common core, 24 semester hours in graduate Electrical Engineering courses are required with a minimum of 18 semester hours at the 6000 level. A cumulative grade point average of a 3.00 or better must be achieved in all graduate work attempted at Arkansas Tech University, with a maximum of six (6) hours of "C" grades. A student receiving more than six (6) hours of "C" or grades lower than "C" should refer to the section of the catalog on Academic Probation and Dismissal. Successful completion of a comprehensive final examination, consisting of both a written and oral portion and administered by the student's Graduate Advisory Committee, is required in addition to the coursework requirements above. This exam will be administered during the student's final semester and may be attempted a maximum of three times. Completion of all requirements for the degree must be accomplished within six (6) years from the time of admission to the program. A minimum of 27 semester hours of graduate coursework completed at Arkansas Tech University.
Graduate students admitted unconditionally must apply for candidacy to the selected degree program upon completion of twelve (12) graduate credit hours. Students admitted conditionally cannot apply for candidacy until all conditions assigned at the time of admission to graduate study have been removed.
Upon the completion of twelve (12) graduate hours, a hold will be placed on the students' record until a candidacy form has been approved by the Graduate Dean. Failure to apply for candidacy will result in the hold remaining on the students' record, and an inability to register for subsequent coursework.
Students who have filed a candidacy form but do not enroll or receive graduate credit for one (1) academic year must submit a new candidacy form upon being readmitted into the same graduate program. If admitted into a different academic program, students are not required to submit a new candidacy form until twelve (12) graduate credits have been accumulated within the new program.
Application for Graduation
In addition to satisfying all degree requirements, a candidate for a degree must file an Application for Graduation online or at the Registrar's Office. Students must apply for graduation upon completion of twelve (12) graduate credit hours.
Special Conditions of Graduate Credit
Graduate Credit Taken Prior to Admission to Arkansas Tech University
A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate credit with a grade point average of "B" or better may be transferred from an accredited graduate school if deemed appropriate to the graduate program by the head of the student's major department and the Graduate College Dean. Students must send a written request to the head of their major department to petition an acceptance of the transfer credit prior to requesting admission to candidacy to the graduate program. Graduate credit earned six (6) years prior to the completion date of all degree requirements may not be applied toward the degree without the approval of the appropriate program director and the Graduate College Dean. Credits earned by correspondence courses or for remedial purposes will not apply toward the graduate degree. No undergraduate course may be repeated for graduate credit.
Graduate Credit Taken After Admission to Arkansas Tech University
If after admission to graduate study, a student wishes to take a course at another institution to count toward degree requirements at Arkansas Tech University, the student must (in advance of enrollment) obtain written approval from the program director and the Graduate College Dean.