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Undergraduate Program

If you are a transfer student, you must first apply directly to the Portland State University Admissions Department. Students interested in pursuing a major in either Electrical or Computer Engineering must apply to the department after their sophomore year in order to be able to take upper division (300 and 400-level) courses. Students can complete the Fall application starting in the spring quarter (see link, below), and all applicants must complete the application and Admissions Exam by the April 15 deadline. Please see ECE Admission Requirements.

Students who are registered through the Disability Resource Center and are needing special accommodations for the exam should contact the ECE Department right away so that arrangements can be made well before the application/exam deadline.

Students who have been admitted to the program will be informed via e-mail and must reply to inform the department whether or not they accept their enrollment.  

Click here for ECE Upper Division Application


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

Please submit your Graduate Application online.

Find more information and frequently-asked questions.

Deadlines for applying to the masters program:

* We have extended our application deadline for Fall 2017*

  • Fall (September start) - March 1 
  • Winter (January start) - September 1
  • Due to the sequence of classes, we generally do not admit students to our masters program for Spring or Summer

Deadlines for applying to the PhD program:

  • Fall (September start) - April 1
  • Winter (January start) - September 1 (prior year)
  • Spring (March start) - November 1 (prior year)
  • Summer (June start) - February 1

Applications that are not complete by the deadline, including GRE and letters of recommendation, will not be considered. For questions about the online application form, please contact For questions about the graduate program, contact Becky Fidler at Please do not submit more than one application.