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Electrical Engineering

Fall - June 30
Spring - December 31
Priority Deadlines

All supporting documents (e.g. official transcripts, recommendations, personal statement, etc.) can be emailed to


The Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (M.E.E.E.) at CUNY-CSI is a professional degree that provides advanced practical and theoretical training in electrical engineering. Graduates will be prepared to excel in careers in the public or private sector that require them to solve problems in communications, photonics, signal and information processing, electronics, electric power, and related fields. The M.E.E.E program also prepares students for entrance to doctoral programs. Students will benefit from interactions with research-active faculty having a wealth of experience in industry and academia and will have the opportunity to conduct independent research with a research advisor of their choice.The M.E.E.E. program is designed to make a difference, not just in students’ resumes, but in their ability to thrive and grow in today’s technical workplaces. CUNY-CSI offers an excellent educational experience at an extremely competitive cost.

To obtain the master’s degree, each student must complete 30 credits of graduate courses, including all of the program’s four Core courses, with a grade of B or better. Ordinarily, all of the 30 credits will be derived from Electrical Engineering courses taken at the College of Staten Island. However, graduate courses taken in other departments at other institutions may be accepted for the degree with written approval of the Director of the M.E.E.E. program. No more than 9 credits derived from courses taken outside the department (including no more than 6 credits taken outside of the Electrical Engineering discipline) will be accepted for the M.E.E.E. degree.

Focus areas in Photonic Systems & Networks, Information Processing & Transmission, and Electric Power and Energy Systems are defined optional specializations available to students. 

Students working towards the BS degree in Electrical Engineering at CUNY CSI, who meet specific academic requirements, may avail from the Integrated BS+ME degree program which would allow them to obtain the ME degree with one additional year of work beyond the BS degree.

Master’s candidates must complete the required course work within a period of five years from the date of admission.

Contact Information

Vinay Vaishampayan

Program Coordinator

Building 1N, Room 231
Email Vinay Vaishampayan

Mark Feuer

Preceptor for Photonic Systems and Networks

Building 4N, Room 204
Email Mark Feuer

BS in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution (students with a baccalaureate degree in a related field such as Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science may be accepted by a decision of the MEEE-CAS, with the consent of the Program Director).

All supporting documents (e.g. official transcripts, recommendations, personal statement, etc.) can be emailed to

Graduate Application:


Applicants must request official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. If you are currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution, have one transcript sent now and another sent when you complete the courses that you are taking. Applicants who have been enrolled at CSI do not need to request a CSI transcript; the Office of Recruitment and Admissions will obtain a copy. If you attended a school outside of the United States, please refer to the instructions outlined on our "International Admissions" page, for details on how to submit your credentials.

Application Fee:

A $75.00 non-refundable application fee (mailing address below) is required of all applicants. Please make your check or money order payable to the College of Staten Island. Veterans are exempt from paying the application fee. Veterans must provide proof of their Veteran/Military status in order to be waived from paying the application fee.

Letter of Intent:

Applicants must provide a personal statement, in English, of no more than one page that expresses their goals and philosophy for studying and practicing electrical engineering.

Letters of Recommendation:

Applicants must provide 2 letters of recommendation from professors, supervisor, or mentors familiar with their achievements.  

Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 

Applicants are strongly recommended to submit scores for the GRE. For additional information or to register for the exam, please visit Our institutional code for the GRE is 2778.

English Proficiency Examination:  The TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam is required of students for whom English is a second language.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Minimum required score is 73 (Internet). For additional information or to register for the exam, please visit the TOEFL website at Our institutional code is 2778.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): We will only accept the academic exam scores. The minimum required score is 6 (overall band).  For additional information or to register for the exam, please visit the IELTS website
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Minimum required score is 49. For additional information or to register for the exam, please visit the PTE website

Mailing Address:

Office of Recruitment and Admissions, Graduate Unit
College of Staten Island, CUNY
2800 Victory Boulevard, Building 2A, Room 103
Staten Island, NY 10314