The ECE department offers the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, which provides advanced knowledge and research experience in one of the four research areas:
To earn a Ph.D. degree, students must successfully complete a doctoral dissertation that demonstrates aptitude to perform independent research and complete a specified number of graduate level coursework in the department. Successful doctoral candidates learn how to acquire advanced knowledge from published research articles, identify research problems, formulate plausible approaches to solve them, analyze and evaluate proposed solutions, and present technical material orally and in writing.
A doctoral student is expected to have one or more archival publications on research performed for the dissertation.
Students have the flexibility of selecting their advisor. The faculty contact assigned at the time of admission serves as the advisor for the first two semesters or until a permanent advisor is formally selected by the student at the time of submitting the Plan of Study.
For additional information, including admission requirements, degree requirements, Plan of Study and qualifying exam, please refer to the University Catalog.