The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers graduate programs leading to a Master of Science Degree in either Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Electrical Engineering with options in either Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering.
The department also offers a choice of certificate programs, which provide specific career benefits to working professionals. The courses in these programs are compatible with degree requirements, if students later decide to transition to a degree program.
Individuals may also enroll in graduate courses as non-degree students without applying for admission to a graduate or certificate program, when space is available and with permission of the instructor.
Key research areas within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are:
- Applied Acoustics
- Applied Electromagnetics
- Computer Engineering
- Electronics and Solid-State Devices
- Marine Applications
- Signals and Systems
- RF Photonics
Most graduate courses are usually offered before 10:00 AM or after 3:30 PM once or twice a week, to accommodate both full-time and part-time students. Additional information on graduate courses and their scheduling may be found on the University Catalog.
Graduate assistantships and financial assistance
A number of graduate teaching and research assistantships are awarded to qualified students who have been accepted for admission to a degree program and have requested financial assistance.