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Electrical Engineering Graduate Programs

Electrical Engineering Graduate Programs

As an electrical engineering graduate student, you will work with top scholars and industry leaders to develop your area of expertise.

Our faculty are nationally recognized as educators and researchers. They will support and guide you in a well-equipped learning environment, including dedicated computer labs with industry-specific software and specialty laboratories.

You will 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 prepare you for global, ever-evolving technologies.

Program and Research and Highlights

  • No. 1 — Catholic university for sponsored engineering R&D
  • No. 1 — university in Ohio for sponsored engineering R&D
  • No. 8 — nationally for federally sponsored engineering R&D

Areas of Research

  • Applied electromagnetics
  • Autonomous electric vehicles
  • Avionics
  • Biosensors, bioinstrumentation, and human performance
  • Color science
  • Control systems
  • Electrical engineering
  • Energy storage
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Medical additive manufacturing and bioengineering
  • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Multifunctional oxide thin films
  • Nano-electronics
  • Radar systems
  • Robotics
  • Signal and image processing
  • Smart grid and power electronics
  • 3D printed trusted electronics
  • Wide area surveillance
  • Wireless networks

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the electrical engineering program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  1. Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  3.  Personal statement (strongly recommended) or a resumeé.
  4. Results from the GRE are not required. However, candidates are welcome to submit a score in support of their application.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited program in engineering, physics, chemistry, applied mathematics or another related field of study. Applicants without an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering may be required to complete prerequisite coursework. Applicants should have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale on their undergraduate degree. Some programs require a higher GPA for admission. In some cases, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Additional requirements apply for international students.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with the following approximate deadlines:

  • Fall Term: June 15th
  • Spring Term: November 15th
  • Summer Term: March 15th

Please contact your department chair to follow up on exact deadlines.

Financial Assistance

  • Research Assistantship: Graduate students can receive monthly stipends and tuition support through the research grants/contracts from individual professors, based on half-time employment during the academic year and up to three months of summer employment. Contact individual professor for details.
  • Teaching Assistantship: Ggraduate students can receive teaching assistantships from the department for helping professors with undergraduate courses and laboratories. Contact department chair for details.
  • Defense Associated Graduate Student InnovatorsStudent-faculty research fellowships are available through Defense Associated Graduate Student Innovators (DAGSI), a state-funded consortium of Ohio universities. As DAGSI participants, students have the added benefit of tuition-free coursework, using the libraries, computational and research resources (including the Ohio Super Computer System) from any DAGSI institution. More information is available at

Bachelor's Plus Master's Program

The School of Engineering Bachelor's Plus Master's (BPM) Program encourages high-performing UD undergraduate students to continue their studies and complete a Master's Degree at UD. Earn your Master's degree in an accelerated program and enjoy a deeply discounted graduate tuition rate!


Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Eric Balster, Department Chair

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0232