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    Application Deadline
  • 18 months


An MS in Electrical Engineering will lead to a specialization in one of the following:

  • Signals, Communications and Networking: We carry out research on fundamental aspects of signal acquisition, data representation, transmission, and processing, single and multi-user wireless point-to-point and networked communications.
  • Optics and Photonics: Research in Optics and Photonics relies on a synergy of fundamental physics, materials science, numerical modeling, and device applications. Research in this area has diverse applications, such as ultra-high resolution imaging, photovoltaics, sensing, quantum cryptography and secure communications.
  • Solid State Electronics: Faculty in the Solid-State Electronics area undertake research into cutting-edge electronic devices and circuits, with broad application to state-of-the-art technologies. These include high-performance, high-speed, computer and communication networks, "smart" medical devices and alternative energy sources.
  • Energy Systems: The Energy Systems area focuses on various aspects of the generation, storage, transmission, and distribution of electric power. The program integrates energy systems research with research in energy control, efficiency improvement, demand side management, power quality and economics, renewable resources and integration, and smart grid communications. Power and energy are an increasingly important issue in society and thus, an important and evolving area in electrical engineering.

Programme Structure

The MS program may be completed in one of two ways:

  • By a formal research thesis representing 3 or 6 credits, satisfactory performance in an oral defense of thesis examination, and completion of 24 or 27 credits of non-thesis course work.
  • By passing a written comprehensive examination (C-exam) based on a degree program consisting of at least 30 hours of course work.
  • Detailed Programme Facts

    • More details:

      Rolling admission

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Credits
      30 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus
    • More information Go to the programme website

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:


      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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      The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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      PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Recommended score: 3

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

      The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

    General Requirements

    Admissions Requirements
    • Application Form
    • Application Fee ($85)
    • Personal Statement
    • College Transcripts
    • Letters of Recommendation (3)
    • GRE Scores (recommended for Engineering Sciences programs)
    • TOEFL Scores (for International Students only)

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      22650 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 11325 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
    • National

      22650 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 11325 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
    • In-State

      11090 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5545 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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    Living costs for Buffalo

    • 920 - 1560 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    All applicants are reviewed for funding, a separate application is not required. Funding is limited but all applicants are considered. 

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