Graduate Program Overview

The department offers a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering. On average, the program produces one Ph.D. graduate per faculty member per year.

For those pursuing a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, a 5-year B.S./M.S. program is available where you can earn both degrees in 5 years.

Preliminary Exam Schedule

Ph.D. preliminary examination is combined with the M.S. Comprehensive Exam. A Ph.D. candidate is required to pass the exam at the Ph.D. level. To do this, a student must typically get a higher score than what is necessary to pass at the M.S. level. To take the exam, the students must register by notifying the Graduate Student Services Advisor at least one month prior to the exam date.  

The following dates are for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. Preliminary Exams: 

  • June  – Preliminary Exam
  • December – Makeup Preliminary Exam