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Graduate Program

Fields of Study

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is a growing interdisciplinary engineering department with a focus on research and education in a wide variety of sub-disciplines, ranging from image and signal processing to nanoscale engineering. The department gives students a unique perspective on how electrical and computer technology can be used to solve important human problems. With expert faculty, cutting-edge research, and innovative facilities, our students are given the opportunity and resources to make significant contributions to the field and become leaders in industry, government, and academia. Detailed information concerning the faculty's interests can be found on our research page.

The department has particular strengths in the areas of VLSI Design, Signal Processing, Communication theory, Electro-optics, Microwave, with newer facilities for research in emerging areas of biotechnology, nanotechnology and computer engineering.

In addition to our own expertise, other departments in the School of Engineering offer programs in distinctive specialties, including biotechnology, environmental health, hazardous materials management, product engineering, human factors, multimedia, and biomedical optics. The Graduate School also offers an interdisciplinary doctoral program that allows students to devise their course of study. Applicants for graduate degrees in engineering are required to have a suitable background in mathematics and engineering sciences and the prerequisite understanding for the advanced engineering courses to be taken. Requirements for the M.S. degree are ten courses including a written thesis; however, a master's report or a design project may be elected in place of a thesis. There is an oral examination covering the thesis research.