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We offer top-tier graduate programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering in both in-person and online formats to best match your needs and professional aspirations. Our low student-faculty ratio ensures that you will interact closely with our expert faculty. We offer Graduate Certificate programs targeted in specific areas in ECE and Cybersecurity, MS programs in ECE and Cybersecurity, and an ECE Ph.D. program. Our graduates are well positioned to succeed in industry at companies such as Apple, Google, Uber, academic paths at universities and research labs, entrepreneurial ventures, or public policy.


Electrical & Computer Engineering (PhD)

Do fundamental research with world-class faculty and prepare for a career in academic research or industrial research and development.

Master’s Degree and Certificates

Electrical & Computer Engineering (MS)

Broaden your knowledge base through our non-thesis option or do in-depth research through our thesis option.

Electrical & Computer Engineering (MS Online)

Earn your degree from anywhere in the world.

Electrical & Computer Engineering (Certificates)

Expand your knowledge in one of nine specialty areas.

Cybersecurity Degrees and Certificates

Cybersecurity (MS)

Gain advanced training in the critically important field of cybersecurity with a program that program emphasizes design of secure software and systems, security analytics, and secure business systems.

Cybersecurity (MS Online)

This completely online degree was designed for working adults and can be completed in as little as two years.

Cybersecurity Certificate

This nine-credit program will expand your knowledge of cybersecurity.

Joint Graduate Degrees

MBA + MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Broaden your knowledge of electrical and computer engineering and develop a detailed understanding of the business environment.

James Luck

M.S. in Business Analytics and Information Management + M.S. in Cybersecurity

Build skills that are critical to the successful implementation and management of both cybersecurity and IT in government and business.

Admission to the Graduate Program

Graduate Application Process Update: Due to COVID-19, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is waiving the GRE requirement for our graduate programs this year for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 applicants. If you wish to apply without a GRE score, please enter a future GRE exam date into the application when prompted. This need not be an actual exam date. Entering any future date will allow your application to be sent on to our review committee where it will receive full consideration. Reporting your scores is entirely optional. If you choose to not submit a GRE score, this will have no bearing on the competitiveness of your application. If you have any questions regarding this process, email Gwen Looby at

Applicants normally have a B.S. in Electrical or Computer engineering or related field such as math, physics, or computer science, with a “B” or better undergraduate record.  International applicants from countries that do not have English as the primary language must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. 

Requirements Applicable to All Degree Programs

The following rules are applicable to all the degree programs:

  • A grade of B- or better is required for a course to count toward a degree requirement.  A student who receives a grade less than B- must either take the course over to raise the grade, or take another course approved by his/her advisor to replace it in meeting the degree requirement. 
  • Graduate students must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher for all graduate work. Students with an overall grade point average below 3.0 are not eligible for any form of University financial aid. 
  • No course used to meet degree requirements may be taken Pass/Fail.
  • At most 9 credits approved for transfer from another institution may be used to meet degree requirements. Credit transfers must be approved by the Graduate Committee and the Graduate College.
  • At most 6 credits of independent study and/or special problems may be used to meet degree requirements.
  • Research credits may not be used to meet degree requirements. Research credit grades are, however, included in grade point average calculations.
  • All students in residence who have not been given sustaining status must enroll, each regular term, in at least one advanced technical course (for credit) and the research seminar in their area of concentration.