Graduate programs

The ECE Department offers M.Eng., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in a variety of electrical and computer engineering technical areas. Programs are available on both a full-time and part-time basis. Many classes are offered in the late afternoons and early evenings.

Please refer to the departmental ECE Graduate Handbook at for detailed program information.

Admission requirements

Electrical And Computer Engineering M.S.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Certificate

Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D.

Please refer to the ECE Graduate Handbook for detailed degree requirements and deadlines. In addition to the University doctoral degree requirements, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering must complete a minimum of 45 graduate credits in electrical and computer engineering. In addition to these 45 ECE graduate credits, a student must complete an additional 8 credits of graduate lecture courses, as specified by the student’s Ph.D. Advisory Committee. The University requires a minimum of 81 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree for a Ph.D., so a student must take one additional graduate credit to satisfy the University’s total credit requirement. Prior to graduation, a Ph.D. student is required to have some phase of their doctoral research published or accepted for publication in a journal approved by a majority of the Dissertation Committee. The Dissertation Committee may require more than one such publication.