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Rutgers University

New Brunswick , New Jersey ,United States

Master of Science Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rutgers School of Engineering’s Master of Science (MS) degree program in Electrical and Computer Engineering offers thesis and non-thesis  options that provide outstanding graduate training for students who wish either to enter industry as practicing professionals or continue their studies at the doctoral level. Our program combines a robust curriculum with ample opportunities for research, practical training, and forging industry connections. This degree can be a pathway to our doctoral degree program.

Applied Learning

Our world-class faculty are actively engaged in research in areas ranging from wireless systems and virtual reality technologies to hardware and software engineering, signal processing, and machine learning. They will guide and mentor you through the research process, from problem formulation and publication in top-tier journals to filing patent applications and technology transfer.

Curriculum Highlights

Our curriculum combines a robust array of  foundational and advanced  courses designed to provide the training needed to support state-of-the-art research and industry employment. We offer:

  • A supportive and academically stimulating environment that promotes students’ individual and professional growth
  • Broad areas of specialization:
    • Communications Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Digital Signal Processing
    • Software Engineering
    • Solid State Electronics
    • Systems and Controls
  • Access to job and internship opportunities in New York City’s financial hub
  • Research collaboration and internship opportunities with top industry and national research labs and  peer academic institutions


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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential


We’re excited to announce that Rutgers University is currently piloting a new system for job posting and recruitment. Once implemented university-wide, this system will serve as an integrated online job posting board for the university.

During pilot testing, the following units will post open positions in this new system:

  • Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences – SEBS (staff positions)
  • Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy (selected faculty positions)
  • University Human Resources – UHR (staff positions)
  • Rutgers University-Camden (All Staff Positions)
  • Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences – RBHS (All Staff Positions; includes Central Administration positions which support RBHS)

In order to review postings on the new Rutgers jobs website, click here. You will be required to create a new profile in order to apply to jobs posted in this system.

For information regarding internal URA-AFT postings in the above-referenced units, click here.

For all other legacy Rutgers and legacy UMDNJ postings, including legacy Rutgers internal URA-AFT postings in units not associated with the new job system pilot program, click on " Job Openings" in the main menu.

Thank you for your patience as we transition towards the new Rutgers online recruitment system.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

The requirements for admission into the master's degree (MS, MBS) program are:

  1. A bachelor's degree in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 on a 4.0-point scale. (Students with bachelor's degrees in closely related areas such as Physics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or Engineering Technology may be considered for admission if they have outstanding GPA's and GRE's. Some undergraduate course work may be required. (Please see the ECE Graduate Handbook for more information.)
  2. Three letters of recommendation
  3. The general Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The minimum expected scores are: Verbal 500, Quantitative 730, Analytical 660 (Analytical Writing 4.5). (The subject GRE in engineering is not required. In addition, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all foreign applicants whose native language is not English unless an undergraduate degree was received in the USA. A minimum score of 250 is expected. Students who obtain a TOEFL score below 250 may be accepted in exceptional cases, but will be required to attend classes in the Program in American Language Studies (PALS). This score corresponds to the new TOEFL Scores: Writing 22, Speaking 23, Reading 21, and Listening 17. 6

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 32232 USD
    Annual Cost of Living: 13512 USD
    Application Fee: 70 USD
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