EECS offers MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science as well as MS-MBA degrees in each of the three disciplines. In addition to these in-person programs, EECS also offers a fully online MS degree program in computer science geared toward working professionals.
Typically, MS degrees may be completed during three semesters of full-time study or two to three years of part-time study. We also offer a fully online master’s degree in computer science geared toward working professionals. 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 an MS-MBA program in each of the three disciplines.
PhD degrees takes four to five years of full-time study for students who enter with a BS degree and three to four years for students who enter with an MS degree. Students divide their time between course work and dissertation research.
Many graduate students serve either as teaching assistants or research assistants or a combination of both. Assistantships come with tuition and fee waivers as well as health insurance and a stipend. Contact Jens Gregor regarding graduate teaching assistantships. Contact individual faculty members regarding graduate research assistantships.
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Get in Touch
Looking to learn more about attending graduate school at the University of Tennessee? Use the links below to learn get in touch with us about our programs.
- For questions about our degree programs, fill out this inquiry form.
- To schedule a tour of our department and its facilities, sign up to attend a campus tour.
- For general questions concerning admission to an EECS graduate program, email EECSgradinfo@utk.edu.
- For all other questions regarding the EECS graduate programs and/or UT Graduate School policies as they pertain to EECS, contact Jens Gregor, Director of Graduate Studies.
|PhD||Energy Science and Engineering|
|Computer Science||MS (on campus)||Data Analytics, Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning|
|MS (online)||Cybersecurity, Data Mining and Intelligent Systems, Software Engineering|
|PhD||Data Analytics, Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning|
|Electrical Engineering||MS||Power Electronics|
|PhD||Energy Science and Engineering, Power Electronics|
Graduate Student Orientation
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Review the August 2022 Graduate Student Orientation presentation.
ECE PhD Qualifying Exam
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