Applicants are expected to have a master's degree in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, or other related fields.
Superior undergraduate students may apply to be admitted directly into the PhD. program. Such an accelerated program requires a minimum entrance GPA of 3.5, plus an interview with the ECE department Graduate Affairs Committee.
Students must demonstrate superior academic background in engineering, mathematics, and physical science; skills in programming; and proficiency in major areas of computer engineering and science. A minimum master's GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent, is required for admission. GRE scores must be submitted. Foreign students must also achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 550.
Students who lack an appropriate background will be required to take additional bridge courses that cannot be applied as degree credits.
International students must demonstrate English language proficiency. The minimum TOEFL score for doctoral applicants is 550.
Required for all applicants.
A program of study is determined in consultation with a department advisor. The student is required to pass a qualifying examination. Not less than 24 credits of course work beyond the master's level are required, of which not less than 12 credits must be at the 700 level. Thirty-six credits of doctoral dissertation research and an oral defense of the dissertation are required. The student must register for 1/2 credit of ECE 791 Graduate Seminar each semester. At least one year of full-time residence is required.