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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Worcester, MA

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Overview

Worcester Polytechnic Institute / Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is located in Worcester, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Graduate Certificate) Electrical and computer engineering
Master of Science (MS) Electrical engineering
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Electrical engineering
Master of Science (MS) Power systems engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Electrical engineering
(Advanced Certificate) Electrical and computer engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 101
Doctoral Degrees 8
Other Advanced Degrees 13

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

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (recommended)
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

523
Applied
235
Accepted
72
Enrolled
45%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 563
TOEFL IBT score: 84
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

213
Total Graduate Students
36%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.57%
Black or African American 5.63%
White or Caucasian 39%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 9.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0.47%
Unknown 1.41%

Gender

Male (87%)
Female (12%)

Faculty

33
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 11
Male (28)
Female (5)

Location & Contact

Address 100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA  01609-2280
United States
Contact Dr. John McNeill
Department Head
Email: mcneill@wpi.edu
Phone: 508-831-5231
Fax: 508-831-5491

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