Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

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Program Overview

Offered through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering provides rising scholars and researchers to expand the field of electrical engineering through refined exploration into communications, power and energy, and micro- and nano-electronics areas.

Students work directly with a faculty advisor to formulate their research focus, write and publish their dissertation, as well as participate actively in professional and research-focused conferences in the field of electrical engineering, such as IEEE.

Top research areas of the department:

  • Applied electromagnetics
  • Communications and networks
  • Electrical power and energy
  • Electronics, photonics and MEMS (VLSI systems and microelectronics)
  • Signal and image processing, systems and controls

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Faculty Advisor & Research Area

It is highly recommended that prospective doctoral students determine a faculty member in the department with whom they would like to work under, as well as the research area of interest.

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Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in an appropriate area from an accredited institution.
    • If applicant has obtained a master’s, a minimum grade point average of 3.4 (on a scale of 4.0) is required.
    • If applicant has only obtained a bachelor’s, the minimum grade point average must be a 3.3 (on a scale of 4.0).
  • Successful submission of online application form, exam scores and other documents as outlined in the admissions requirements.