PhD programs in the department prepare students the take the lead in academia, research, and industry.PhD programs in the department prepare students the take the lead in academia, research, and industry.

Graduate Study
PhD Programs

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the following Doctor of Philosophy degrees though Northwestern University’s Graduate School:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical Engineering

The Crown Family Graduate Internship Program

PhD candidates may elect to participate in the Crown Family Graduate Internship Program. This opportunity permits the doctoral candidate to gain practical experience in industry or in national research laboratories in areas closely related to his or her research.

This internship can provide significant positive impetus to the thesis effort, and may provide a basis for future employment.

Learn more about this internship program

Learn about PhD curriculum and requirements

Learn about admissions to the PhD program in the department