Graduate Program Overview

The department offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Electrical Engineering. On average, the program produces one Ph.D. graduate per faculty member per year.

For those pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, a 5-year combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science program is available where you can earn both degrees in 5 years.

Preliminary Exam Schedule

Ph.D. preliminary examination is combined with the M.S. Comprehensive Exam. A Ph.D. candidate is required to pass the exam at the Ph.D. level. To do this, a student must typically get a higher score than what is necessary to pass at the M.S. level. To take the exam, the students must register by notifying the Graduate Student Services Advisor at least one month prior to the exam date.  

The following dates are for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. Preliminary Exams: 

  • June 19, 2019  – Preliminary Exam
  • December 19, 2018 – Makeup Preliminary Exam