Applying to Lehigh

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate students in ECE share a common first-year curriculum with most of their peers in engineering, and declare their majors in the spring of their first year. For further information or to apply, please visit Lehigh University's Office of Admissions or review the undergraduate programs available through the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Graduate Admissions

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  • Fall Admissions: January 15 with aid; April 1 for all others
  • Spring Admissions: November 1 for everyone


  • Application Fee: US $75 which cannot be waived for any reason.
  • Transcripts: Must be uploaded to application. If admitted, official transcripts are required. All transcripts should be converted to the American grade point average (GPA) scale, if possible.
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2 letters of recommendation are required. If you are currently in school, letters from academic advisors and other professors are preferred. If you are currently in industry, letters from employers are acceptable. Recommendation letters can be submitted through the on-line application tool.
  • Test scores: official test scores sent from ETS. TOEFL or IELTS (required for all international students) scores expire after 2 years and expired scores WILL NOT be accepted. GRE test scores expire after 5 years.
  • Essay: a brief statement of career and research objectives. Essays should clearly articulate your experience and goals. Half a page to two pages is sufficient.
  • Supplemental Information: applicants should also include a resume or CV, current research or creative work, list of published works, and extracurricular activities.


The department offers three types of financial aid: research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships. All generally include a monthly stipend and tuition. Up to 20 hrs. per week of work assignments are associated with TA and RA positions. Fellowships require no service. Ph.D. applicants are given priority. Financial aid is merit-based, not need-based.


Offers of admission may be deferred for up to one full academic year.
Tuition rates for the 2017-2018 academic year are $1,460/credit. All full-time students and International students are required to take 9 credits each semester to maintain full-time status. International students who are admitted without financial aid will be required to submit an affidavit of support in the amount of roughly $41,000 which includes tuition, living expenses, insurance, and other fees for one year before any visa documents will be issued.


  • BS in EE or related field
  • Course Experience Needed (Lehigh Equivalent)
    • Basic Circuit Theory (ECE 81)
    • Signals and Systems (ECE 108)
    • Electronic Circuits (ECE 123)
    • Circuits and Systems (ECE 125)
    • Physical Electronics (ECE 126)
    • Statistics (MATH 231 or 309)
  • GPA
    • 3.0/4.0 required for PhD
    • 2.75/4.0 required for MS
  • Minimum Test Requirements
    • GRE General Test
    • 75th percentile or better on Quantitative
    • iBT TOEFL
    • 79 composite score
    • 20 Writing, 20 Speaking, 20 Reading, 15 Listening
    • IELTS
    • 6.5 Overall Minimum Band Score
    • 6.0 Writing, 6.5 Speaking, 6.5 Reading, 6.0 Listening

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