Tremendous Research Opportunities
ECE faculty members boast international reputations and provide students with opportunities for research, for example, in such areas as: Computer Networking and Distributed Systems, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering and Applications, Communication, Sensor Networks, and Cybersecurity. You can learn more about research in these areas by visiting Mobile/Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity and BioECE and Digital Health.
The ECE PhD Student Experience
As a computer engineering PhD student, you will pursue theoretical and empirical studies in a topic area determined by your interests and those of your faculty research advisor. As a student in Boston, you will be in the midst of a vibrant high-tech research community where external collaborations with industry, government, and other universities are common. However, your experience will likely not be limited to Boston; PhD students are supported by the Department to present their work at many key conferences around the world.
- A total of 64 graduate-level credits, 32 of which must meet the MS degree requirements. A successfully defended PhD prospectus may be used to satisfy the MS thesis/project requirement.
- In structured courses, only grades of B- or higher are accepted for fulfilling PhD credit requirements. In non-structured (P/F) courses, the P grade is acceptable for fulfilling PhD requirements. PhD students who receive grades of C+ or lower in 3 courses will be withdrawn from the program.
- Credit Requirements and Academic Standards
- PhD Qualifying Process and Achieving Candidacy
- Prospectus and Final Defenses
- Teaching/Residency/Math Requirements
Contacts for More Information
The College of Engineering Graduate Programs Office firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
Visit the College of Engineering Graduate Admissions site for more information.