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Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Program Description


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers doctoral programs in Electrical Engineering that lead to the award of a PhD. The Doctor of Philosophy degree is a research degree that recognizes mastery of a field of study, a demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, and the dissemination of significant and original contributions to the body of knowledge in that field. The Graduate School of Engineering and Management specifies the degree requirements for the school’s doctoral program. The doctoral programs offered within the Department are differentiated from one another based on the area of research specialization chosen by each student.

Electrical Engineering faculty are currently conducting research in the following areas:

  • Analog and Digital Communications
  • Digital Systems
  • Electromagnetics & Low Observables
  • Electro-Optics
  • Guidance & Control Systems
  • Integrated Navigation Systems (INS/GPS)
  • Microelectronic and Photonic Devices
  • Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Nanotechnology
  • Radar and Electronic Warfare
  • Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition
  • VLSI

Admissions Requirements

Degree Required: MS in relevant area, with accredited BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering

Test Required: GRE -156V/151Q (within the last five years)

GPA Required: 3.50 (MS); 3.00 (BS)

Waivers to the above criteria may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Therefore, individuals whose academic credentials fall below any of the above criteria may apply.

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Outcomes & Objectives

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to understand and evaluate critically the literature of the field.

  • Graduates will be able to apply appropriate principles and procedures to the recognition, evaluation, interpretation, and understanding of issues and problems at the frontiers of knowledge.

  • Graduates will have acquired the knowledge, skills, ethics, and independence of thought and action expected of a scholar.

  • Graduates will have extended and effectively communicated knowledge in his/her field.

Program Chair

Dr. Richard K. Martin

Degree Information

Degree Type: Doctoral


Delivery Method: In-Residence


Degree Requirements

  • Integrated coursework (28 hours)
  • Mathematics (8 hours)
  • Dissertation research (48 hours)
  • Admission to candidacy: One year before graduation
  • In-residence study: Three successive quarters
  • Present dissertation at a public defense

Graduate School Catalog

Faculty Research Areas

  • NON-COOPERATIVE DETECTION AND ESTIMATION
  • RF FINGERPRINTING
  • SIGNAL EXPLOITATION
  • DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS
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