University of Colorado Denver

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Electrical Engineering


1380 Lawrence St., Room 1251

Denver, CO 80217

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS in Electrical Engineering, MEng in Electrical Engineering, PhD in Engineering and Applied Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado Denver strives to continually update their programs to qualify graduates for technical positions in the Denver metropolitan area and beyond, while also assuring our graduates of success in their chosen profession.

Electrical engineers are involved in the development of technology, materials and products to improve the quality of life. At CU Denver, graduate students in electrical engineering build immediate relationships with research faculty, working side-by-side and gaining valuable knowledge and experience.

We offer a Master of Science (MS) in electrical engineering, Master of Engineering (MEng) in electrical engineering, and a PhD in Engineering and Applied Science.


  • Small class sizes
  • Highly accomplished and supportive training faculty
  • State-of-the-art research facilities
  • Opportunities to work in corporate and government laboratories
  • Collaborative


Financial Support:

TA positions are available.

The Engineering MS and MEng programs are WRGPs, offering in-state tuition for residents of WICHE’s 15 member states, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam.


Domestic applications due May 1 (Fall), and October 1 (Spring). International applications due April 15 (Fall), and September 15 (Spring). See program website for details.

Career paths of graduates:

Our graduates are prepared for success in industry or post-graduate study. Many students have quality jobs prior to graduation in fields like aerospace, energy, transportation, and more.

Why CU Denver?

As Colorado’s only public urban research university, CU Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research and creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. Graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experiences that are in demand today, while the city benefits from well-educated, top talent and a new generation of knowledge that fuels the future of Denver and our region.

We are committed to diversity and equity. Students from all backgrounds will find resources & support on campus.


The University of Colorado Denver is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Eligibility Requirements:

Application Requirements: • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) reported directly to the University code 4875 (required for PhD) • For master's programs, applicants must submit evidence of adequate preparation for graduate study by either (a) submitting official GRE scores, or (b) documenting an earned bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher from an institution accredited by a U.S. accreditation body, or an earned master’s degree with a GPA of 3.50 or higher from an institution accredited by a U.S. accreditation body. • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 • Online Graduate School application • $50.00 application fee • One (1) official transcript of all academic work completed to date • Three (3) letters of recommendation

International Student Requirements:

International students must meet ALL of the standard requirements and also must provide: • Original transcripts and documentation in English (or a certified English translation) of the completion of a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or the equivalent • Documents required to process immigration documents • Certified English translation of all academic records and references not in English • $75.00 international non-refundable application fee • Evidence of proficiency in English as demonstrated by one of the following: - Citizen of a country whose official language is English - Composite score of 75 or above on the TOEFL or composite score of 6.5 or above on the IELTS - Graduate of CU Denver’s ESL Academy - Earned bachelor’s degree or higher from a foreign or US accredited institution where the language of instruction was English. - Earned a bachelor’s degree from the US or successful completion of at least 2 semesters (12 credits) of full-time study in a graduate-level master’s program at an accredited institution with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Students are encouraged to work with the University's Financial Aid Office to obtain information on financial aid opportunities. University of Colorado Denver FASFA Code: 004508

Locale: Large City

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