M.Sc. On Campus

Electrical and Computer Engineering

12 months
35556 USD/year
35556 USD/year
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The Department of Electrical Engineering initiated the graduate Electrical and Computer Engineering program at Howard University in 1967, offering courses leading to the Master's degree. In 1977, the graduate program was expanded to include studies leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree.


About the program

  • The graduate Electrical and Computer Engineering program at Howard University offers studies and research in control engineering, antennas, communications, microwaves, applied microelectronics, power systems, signal processing, and solid state electronics. The combination of high-quality curriculum, research, faculty and facilities enables the department to provide excellent preparation for those who wish to embark on careers in electrical engineering.
  • Published theoretical and experimental investigation of current research topics are vital to the electrical engineering program. The faculty here publish their scholarly work frequently, chair international and national conferences, serve as reviewers for governemtal programs or as referees for scientific journals. Some collaborative efforts are international. The department has sponsored several international workshops in Africa, presentation of papers in Russia, France and Germany among others. The department hosted the 25th North American Power Symposium in October of 1993.
  • Three research centers and two departmental laboratories are designed to support graduate research. in addition to graduate faculty, research staff includes research associates, visiting scholars from other countries, visiting professors from US-based companies and graduate students. Each academic year, over 60 graduated students from America and international schools are enrolled.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Energy Systems and Control
  • Signal Processing and Communications
  • Material Science and Solid State Electronics
  • Electromagnetics and Optics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3 (recommended)

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.00 for graduate (Consult graduate department for exception to this requirement)
  • Minimum number of credits - 30
  • Submission of a thesis in partial fulfilment of requirement for many departments
  • Statement of Academic Interest & Professional Goals
  • Autobiographical Sketch
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation (minimum)          
  • Official transcripts from each university or college attended
  • Official Transcripts

International Applicants Special Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts, final certificates and/or mark/grade sheets must be sent directly from the college or university to the Office of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
  • If the documents are not in English, they must be accompanied by an official translated copy.
  • An academic evaluation by a NACES member is required from all international students who have studied outside of the United States
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language

Tuition Fee

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    35556 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 35556 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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


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