EEE M.S. Degree Program California State University, Sacramento

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Advancement to Candidacy

By the end of the first semester, after admission to the program, each student in the EEE Department is required to have a program of study approved by an elective area core faculty advisor and the Graduate Coordinator. Students will fill out a form (contract) outlining what courses they plan to take to complete the MS degree. This contract will be signed by the student and the faculty advisor, and filed in the EEE Department Office.

In addition, each student must file an application for Advancement to Candidacy with the Office of Graduate Studies indicating a proposed program of graduate study for the completion of the MSEE. This procedure should begin as soon as the classified graduate student has:

Removed any deficiencies in Admission Requirements;

Completed a minimum of 12 units in the graduate program with a minimum 3.0 GPA; at least nine units of the 12 units must be EEE 200 level courses; and

Taken the Writing Placement for Graduate Students (WPG) or taken a Graduate Writing Intensive (GWI) course in their discipline within the first two semesters of coursework at California State University, Sacramento or secured approval for a WPG waiver.

Each student must be advanced to candidacy prior to registering for EEE 500.

Advancement to Candidacy forms are available on line: Advancement to Candidacy and in the Office of Graduate Studies and on the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department Forms website