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.