The graduate program in electrical engineering is designed to be flexible, with few required courses so that you can work with your faculty advisors to select coursework suited to your interests and career goals. Our program offers you the range of education needed to take on leadership roles within electrical engineering as well as conduct original research in the field.
M.S. in electrical engineering
The master's degree program in electrical engineering has two degree options:
- Thesis option: You complete coursework in electrical engineering and write a thesis on a specific topic of interest within the field. Primary areas of focus in our department include image and signal processing, electromagnetics and microwaves, and power systems and renewable energy.
- Non-thesis option: You complete a professional paper and comprehensive examination in lieu of an academic thesis. Your comprehensive exams will have both an oral and written component. The written exam focuses on topics covered during your coursework, while the oral exam also includes your professional paper.
Ph.D. in electrical engineering
The doctoral program includes rigorous coursework in your area of specialization as well as completing and defending a Ph.D. dissertation containing original and innovative research work. These research results are to be published in national/international journals or conference proceedings.
You will work closely with a faculty advisor to select courses and conduct research under their guidance. Our faculty are actively engaged in research on a range of topics within electrical engineering, with a particular focus on applications related to biomedical engineering and renewable energy.