PhD (Doctoral) Admissions Overview

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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, 2016Online application opens
November 21, 2016Deadline to take GRE/TOEFL to ensure timely arrival of scores
December 6, 2016Application Deadline for Autumn 2017-2018
Late February 2017Notification of admission decision sent via email
April 15, 2017Deadline 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:

Click Here for Application Instructions
Eligibility | Required Materials | Application Submission | Application Status Check

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