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Electrical Engineering MS

MSEE Program Options and Requirements:

  • Total 30 credits required for MSEE
  • Core requirement for all program options: 2-4 credits of EE Seminar (EE690)
  • Additional requirements and program options are listed below.

Thesis Non-Thesis Accelerated MS
(available only for South Dakota Mines students)
• Thesis credits: 6-12
• Elective credits: 14-22
• Project credits: 0-6
• Elective credits: 20-28
• Requirements are the same as regular MSEE
• Up to 12 credits (at 400-level or above) can be used for double-counting

Admission Requirements for MSEE program:

  • GRE is recommended, but not required.
  • Foreign transcript evaluation (WES) is not required for international students.
  • A minimum of two recommendation letters are required.
  • A resume (education, experience, software and hardware skills, etc.) is required.
  • A statement of purpose expressing students’ wish to obtain a master’s degree in the electrical engineering program at South Dakota Mines is required.
  • Evidence of English proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) is required, with the exception of applicants from countries where English is the native language. Applicants who have a degree from a U.S. institution may be considered for exemption. The South Dakota Mines school code for TOEFL reporting is 6652. 
English Proficiency Test Minimum score Upper Level Score
TOEFL - iBT (internet based) 68 83
TOEFL - PBT (paper based) 520 560
IELTS 5.5 6.5

For additional details on English proficiency, visit:


Department Head
Contact Information

Dr. Thomas Montoya
Department Head and Professor
Phone: 605-394-1219
Office: EEP 310 (campus map)

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