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MS in Electrical Engineering
California Institute Of Technology


EE at Caltech emphasizes both the fundamentals of physical (devices) and mathematical (systems) sides of EE, as well as acknowledging the multi-disciplinary nature of the field. EE has served as the launch pad for and is closely allied with Applied Physics, Bioengineering, Computation and Neural Systems, Computer Science, Control and Dynamical System, Medical Engineering, at Caltech. It offers both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity for study and research, both theoretical and experimental, in a wide variety of subjects.


  • 1 35 units (1 00 or above except some specially petitioned humanities courses)
  • No more than 30 units of pass/ fail grades may be counted toward this requirement. Units toward this are not transferable from other schools.
  • At least 54 units of EE letter-graded courses (courses listed or cross-listed as EE) labeled 1 00 or above and not counting EE 1 91 or EE 291 are required.
  • EE 1 05 abc, Electrical Engineering Seminar, is also required.
  • Students are urged to consider including a humanities course in the remaining free electives.

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  • bachelor's degree or the equivalent
  • Transcripts of records
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of purpose
  • GRE scores (subject and general)
  • English proficiency tests (International applicants whose native language is not English and those who have had no formal instruction in English)
  • research papers, publications and other original work will be considered



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Sid Sharma


Electrical Engineering
  • fall 2017


Caltech has a reputation as a world-class research university, and it is no exaggeration to say that much of this reputation is based on the quality of its graduate students. The Electrical Engineering Department at Caltech is no exception: its bright and motivated graduate students collaborate with its professors in their research efforts and make it one of the top Electrical Engineering departments in the country.

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