M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering
At the graduate level, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) offers M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Electrical Engineering. In Fall 2014, more than 325 graduate students enrolled in the ECE department. Approximately 60 M.S. students and 265 Ph.D. students currently particpate in the program.
Our graduate programs are designed with a focus on research. The department covers a wide spectrum of activities in the following areas:
Our research programs are supported by extensive funding (the Department's annual research expenditures are over $36 million) as well as numerous state-of-the-art research laboratories supporting activities in speech and image processing, communication networks, robotics, control systems, system and computer architecture, VLSI design and testing, semiconductor materials and devices, MEMS, photonics, fiber optics, microwave sources, ion beam lithography, and plasma science, among others.
The ECE graduate program emphasizes interdisciplinary research, maintaining associations with other departments within the Clark School of Engineering, as well as:
- Mathematics, Physics, Chemical Physics, and Computer Science Departments
- Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP)
- Institute for Systems Research (ISR)
- Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS)
- Institute for Physical Science and Technology
- Maryland Energy Research Center
- Maryland Cybersecurity Center
- Maryland Nanocenter
- Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials
- The Laboratory for Physical Sciences
Opportunities also exist for programs of study in conjunction with many national and international laboratories and technical facilities.
For further information, please peruse our webpages or contact us:
ECE Graduate Studies Office: 301-405-3681