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Undergraduate Program

Please apply directly to the Portland State University Admissions Department. ECE students must apply and be accepted to the program to take upper division courses numbered 300 or higher.

Please see the ECE Admissions process.

Fast Track B.S. + M.S.

Students in our undergraduate program can choose to  apply for a Fast Track program that allows for shared credits between the bachelor's and master's programs. Please see the Fast Track B.S. + M.S. page for more information.

Graduate Program

First, apply to PSU Admissions, obtain a PSU identification number, and mail any required documents to the Admissions Office. Then apply to the ECE Department online. The ECE Department application process is completely online. Mailed materials will not be reviewed. 

Find more information and frequently-asked questions.

Deadlines for applying to the graduate program:

  • August 15, 2014 for Winter 2015 quarter 
  • February 1, 2015 for Fall 2015 quarter

Applications that are not complete by the deadline, including GRE and letters of recommendation, will not be considered. We are no longer accepting applications for Winter 2015.

For questions about the online application form, please contact For questions about the graduate program, contact Eliza Conlin at Do not submit more than one application.

Graduates of PSU

Please contact Dr. Hall for an application form.

Ph.D. Program

We strongly encourage Ph.D. applicants to apply for the Fall quarter.

Before applying to our PhD program, you should find a faculty dissertation adviser. First, look over our faculty list to find someone who works in your field of interest. The department has many ongoing research programs and supporting research laboratories.