Graduate Program

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Electrical Engineering, a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Electrical Engineering, and the Combined (B.S. and M.S.). Those pursuing  the combined B.S. and M.S. program can obtain both degrees within 5 years. It also offers an MS degree in Computer Engineering and a combined (B.S. and M.S.) in Computer Engineering in partnership with the Computer Science and Engineering Department. 

Our courses introduce the students to the latest research and applications in these areas.  Our Ph.D. students are involved in cutting edge research and commonly go on to positions in academia and in top research labs in industry. Our M.S. programs enable students to specialize in a number of areas in high demand in industry, preparing students with a mixture of solid theoretical foundations and hands-on projects and research experiences. 

The Department of Electrical and Computer engineering offers the following degrees:

Combined B.S. + M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering

Can be completed in 5 years

More information on the program can be found here.

Combined B.S. + M.S. degrees in Computer Engineering

 Can be completed in 5 years

More information on the program can be found here.

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

M.S. in Computer Engineering

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

 Can be completed in 6 years

Areas for PhD research can be found here.

Degree Requirements

Exam Info

Ph.D. Preliminary and MS Comprehensive (Plan II) Exam Schedule

  • June - MS Comprehensive and Ph.D. Preliminary Exam
  • December - MS Comprehensive and Ph.D. Preliminary Exam

The MS Comprehensive Exam (Plan II) and the Ph.D. Preliminary examination are combined. A Ph.D. candidate is required to pass the exam at the Ph.D. level, which requires a higher score than what is necessary to pass at the M.S. level. This is a five-hour long, written, closed book exam. Registration is required at least one month before the exam date with the Graduate Student Services Advisor.