Electrical Engineering, PhD

The PhD program in computer engineering offers students an opportunity for study in a broad range of areas in electrical engineering.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.


Annual ECE review (each fall semester after you are in the program for at least one year)
Qualifying examination
Dissertation committee
Proposal stage review
Dissertation defense

General Requirements

Complete 32 semester hours of approved course work—equivalent of MSECE degree. Then complete 16 semester hours, of which 8 must be graduate-level EECE courses. Consult your faculty research advisor for acceptable courses.


Complete the following (repeatable) course twice:

EECE 9990Dissertation0

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

48 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required