Our research-intensive program cultivates the next generation of leaders in academia and industry. Electrical Engineering doctoral students work alongside faculty, fellow students, and researchers who are leaders in their disciplines.
Application Timeline & Deadlines
|September 20, 2016||Online application opens|
|November 21, 2016||Deadline to take GRE/TOEFL to ensure timely arrival of scores|
|December 6, 2016||Application Deadline for Autumn 2017-2018|
|Late February 2017||Notification of admission decision sent via email|
|April 15, 2017||Deadline for admitted students to respond to offer of admission|
Did You Know?
A master's degree is not required prior to applying to the PhD program in Electrical Engineering.
Applications are reviewed on an annual basis for autumn quarter start only.
December 6, 2016 is the application deadline for Autumn 2017-2018.
Typical completion time for the PhD degree is 5-7 years.
All PhD students who maintain satisfactory academic progress receive full financial support for the duration of the doctoral program. For more information, see the Financial Assistance for PhD Students page.
Learn more on the Frequently Asked Questions for PhD Applicants page.
How to Apply
Click on the link below to read about each step of the application process:
PhD Financial Assistance | Learn how funding works for PhD students in our department.
PhD FAQ | Find answers to frequently asked questions.
EE Research Areas | Explore our research areas and affiliated faculty.
Graduate Degree Progress | Learn about the PhD degree milestones.
EE Graduate Handbook | Read about our degree requirements in detail.