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Department of Electrical Engineering


Southern Methodist University / Department of Electrical Engineering is located in Dallas, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Electrical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Electrical engineering
Master of Science (MS) Telecommunications and network engineering

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam preliminary counseling exam
Thesis Required
Oral and written qualifying exams, oral final exam



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st May 15th Yes
Spring deadline November 15th September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 2 years; bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics, or sciences
Doctoral Degree Exam Preliminary counseling exam
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, bachelor's degree in related field
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 15


Focus of faculty research: Mobile communications, optical communications, digital signal processing, photonics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 750338
Dallas, TX  75275-0338
United States
Contact Dr. Dinesh Rajan
Department Chair
Email: rajand@lyle.smu.edu
Phone: 214-768-1259