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PMP Admissions


International Students: May 1st
Domestic Students: June 1st

Criteria for Admission

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

Second MSEE Degree

Students who have already earned a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering at another university are not eligible to earn a second MSEE at the University of Washington.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
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Graduate School Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Required Application Materials

  1. Online UW Graduate School Application
  2. $85 Graduate School Application Fee (paid online)
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (from all post-secondary institutions)
    • You will be asked to upload these via the Graduate School Application site.
  4. Statement of Purpose (approximately 1 page, single-spaced, submitted online)
    • Summarize your academic and professional background (if applicable) and goals, and your reasons for applying to the PMP.
    • Mention any particular strengths that may not appear in other application materials, and explain any areas of weakness that may be of concern.
    • You should also address your anticipated ability to meet the demands of an evening degree program while working (if applicable) and balancing your other demands/commitments (i.e. family, etc).
  5. Letters of Recommendation (2 required)
    • Applicants will be asked to provide the current email addresses of recommenders who will then be notified via email to provide their recommendation online. As a part of the process, recommenders will also be asked to rate the applicant in areas such as creativity, independent thinking, ability to work as a team, and verbal and written proficiency.
    • If possible, at least 1 recommendation should be a professional reference, ideally coming from a current supervisor or colleague. Since students pursuing a graduate degree while working full-time must balance many time commitments and responsibilities, it is important that the admissions committee have an indication of the level of support and flexibility that the applicant's company/supervisor is prepared to offer the student to help facilitate their successful completion of the MSEE.
    • If you are applying without professional experience, letters of recommendation can come from internship supervisors, research supervisors, or instructors/professors.
  6. Résumé or CV
  7. Non-Native English Speaking Applicants:  TOEFL
    • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL, regardless of citizenship. Thus, U.S. citizens whose native language is not English are required to submit valid TOEFL scores.
    • Exceptions to this rule are outlined at: Graduate School Memorandum No.8.
  8. The GRE is NOT required to apply to the PMP program.
  • When beginning the online Graduate School Application you will be asked to create an account.
  • Once you have created an account you will be asked to select the graduate program to which you are applying. Select Electrical Engineering MSE (Evening) as your choice in the pull-down menu.


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