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Graduate Programs

EECS offers graduate programs leading to the master of science and doctor of philosophy with majors in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science. Graduate work leading to the MS may be completed during three semesters of full-time study or two to three years of part-time study. Obtaining a PhD takes four-to-five years of full-time study for students who enter with a BS degree and about three years for students who enter with an MS degree. The department also offers a MS-MBA program in each of the three disciplines.

For questions regarding the graduate programs and/or graduate school policies as they pertain to EECS, please contact Dr. Jens Gregor, Director of Graduate Studies.  For questions concerning graduate school admission, please email or contact Dr. Jinyuan “Stella” Sun, Graduate Admissions Coordinator.

Majors and Degrees


Major Degree Concentration
Electrical Engineering (EE) MS, PhD, Dual MS-MBA Automotive Manufacturing and Technology, Communications, Control Systems, Electromagnetics and RF Circuits, Energy Science and Engineering (PhD only), Fire Protection Engineering, Power Electronics, Power Systems, Solid-state Electronics
Computer Engineering (CpE) MS, PhD, Dual MS-MBA Computer Architecture, Computer Networks, Computer Vision, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Embedded Systems, Energy Science and Engineering (PhD only), Image Processing, Information Systems, VLSI System Design
Computer Science (CS) MS, PhD, Dual MS-MBA Computational Imaging, Computer-Human Interaction, Cybersecurity, Cyberinfrastructure, Data Mining, Data Analytics, Data Visualization, Discrete Optimization, Energy Science and Engineering (PhD only), High Performance Computing, Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning, Life Science Applications, Software Systems

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