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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 2016, more than 320 graduate students enrolled in the ECE department. Approximately 65 M.S. students and 255 Ph.D. students currently participate 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:

  • Communications and Networking
  • Signal Processing
  • Control, Robotics, and Dynamical Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Photonics and Quantum Optics
  • Circuits and Systems
  • Electronic Materials and Devices
  • Bioelectronics and Systems
  • Applied Electromagnetics
  • Quantum Research

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:

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