Graduate Electrical Engineering Program

Network with top scholars and industry leaders.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is uniquely placed to add to the financial aid for our electrical engineering graduate students. Through scholarships funded from a $2M MUMMA endowment fund and other foundations, we support and supplement awards for our students.

As an electrical engineering graduate student, you'll work with top scholars and industry leaders and develop your area of expertise. We support your work with seven computer labs with industry-specific software and ten specialized laboratories.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.)

Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
A minimum of 30 semester hours includes:

  • At least 9 semester hours in electrical engineering core courses approved by adviser/advisory committee, select from:
    • ECE 501  Contemporary digital systems
    • ECE 503  Random processes
    • ECE 506  Microelectronic devices
    • ECE 507  Electromagnetic fields I
    • ECE 509  Analysis of linear systems
  • At least 9 semester hours in a concentration area: telecommunications, signals & systems, and digital systems, or as approved by the adviser/advisory committee.
  • At least 6 semester hours of selected technical electives, selected courses must be approved by your adviser.
  • 6 semester hours on an approved thesis or 6 hours of additional electrical engineering coursework. Students receiving 50 percent assistantship/stipend over one academic year or more will be required to pursue the thesis option.

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Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) and Doctor of Engineering (D.E.)

You'll receive a Ph.D. in electrical engineering in recognition of superior achievement in independent research and coursework, which demonstrates your capacity for original thought, talent, and an ability to organize and present findings.

Electrical Engineering (M.S., D.E., Ph.D.)
Sixty semester hours beyond the master's degree — minimum requirement includes:

  • 30 semester hours dissertation
  • 30 semester hours coursework

Courses must include a minimum of 6 semester hours in advanced mathematics. The dissertation must either add to the fundamental knowledge of the field or provide a new/better interpretation of facts already known resulting in one or more manuscripts for a refereed journal.

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Areas of Emphasis

  • Electromagnetics and signal processing
  • Optical processing and nonlinear optics
  • Signal and image processing
  • Microelectronic devices and RF applications
  • Control theory and systems
  • Digital systems

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You'll engage in cutting-edge knowledge, technology and tools for proficiency in the field and use state-of-the-art computational and engineering tools equipped with industry-specific software — MATLAB, FPGA, Altera, Xilinx, and Microsoft Visual Studio Pro, and simulation and design tools — ADAMS and ANSYS. Your graduate degree will take you to diverse work settings and prepare you for our global, ever-evolving technologies.

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