GraduatePhD in Electrical Engineering
The PhD program in electrical engineering provides students with the opportunity to work with leading, world-renowned faculty members in research areas such as solid-state devices, photonics, image and video processing, and wireless communications.
Students are fully funded by a combination of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships. Students work with faculty members in state-of-the-art labs and can pursue interdisciplinary collaborations.
For its PhD program in electrical engineering, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science looks for students who have a strong academic record, and for those who display a clear motivation in becoming a leading researcher.
Curriculum and Requirements
Each student receiving the PhD should have a solid background in his or her field as preparation for a career in research or teaching. To ensure that each of our students receives this background, we require them to choose and complete a program of study corresponding to his or her intended field of inquiry.
Download a PDF program guide about your program of interest and get in contact with our graduate admissions staff.
The Crown Family Graduate Internship Program
PhD candidates may elect to participate in the Crown Family Graduate Internship Program. This opportunity allows the doctoral candidate to gain practical experience in industry or in national research laboratories in areas closely related to his or her research.
The PhD program in electrical engineering emphasizes excellence in education and research, providing graduates with a solid foundation for a career in industry, academia, and research labs. Many graduates go on to work for companies such as Qualcomm, Google, and Intel, while others find positions at universities across the world.