The Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree (or Philosophical Doctorate) is the highest degree awarded by any university. The degree does involve coursework beyond the M.S./M.Eng. level, but the Ph.D. is primarily a research/dissertation driven degree. As such, it is critical for incoming students to begin their research as soon as possible by choosing a Ph.D. dissertation advisor and a dissertation topic. The Ph.D. work culminates in a published dissertation and a public dissertation defense. Typically, students must also submit at least one first-author published conference or journal paper, but typically write several publications from their dissertation work.

For details regarding admission, prerequisite and degree requirements to earn a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, please refer to the academic catalog.

Updated: 08/15/18