Our PhD program provides applicants the opportunity for rewarding interdisciplinary study.
Tremendous Research Opportunities
ECE faculty members boast international reputations and provide students with opportunities for research, for example, in such areas as: Solid State Materials and Devices, Photonics, Electromagnetics, Space and Science Technology, Computer Networking and Distributed Systems, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering and Applications, Signal and Image Processing, Machine Learning and Statistical Signal Processing, Communication, Sensor Networks, and Cybersecurity.
The ECE PhD Student Experience
As an electrical or 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 32 graduate-level credits.
- 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 PhD students who receive grades of C+ or lower in 3 courses will be withdrawn from the program.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
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How to Apply
Visit the College of Engineering Graduate Admissions site for more information.