The Ph.D. program creates the next generation of leaders in electrical engineering who make the magic happen in our modern world. From electric cars to smartphones to Global Positioning Systems, our graduates turn ideas into reality.

Offering a highly customizable curriculum, our program focuses on the following areas: biomedical engineering, communications and signal processing, computer engineering, controls and robotics, electric power and energy systems, electromagnetics and remote sensing, and lasers, optics, and applications.

Students pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering will complete a research-oriented plan of study involving a thesis and coursework. Interested applicants should refer to  CSU's Graduate and Professional Bulletin and the website for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

Effective Spring 2017

M.S. EARNED
M.S. Degree 30
Regular Courses 118
ECE 799Dissertation24
Program Total Credits:72
1

Courses not accepted as regular include all courses ending in the range -82 through -99. Students who have two or more papers accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals or peer review conference proceedings may petition their Graduate Committee to approve an “Independent Study” (ECE 795) course to replace three of the required 18 credits of formal course work.

NO M.S. EARNED
Regular Courses 1, 239
ECE 799Dissertation 333
Program Total Credits:72
1

Courses not accepted as regular include all courses ending in the range -82 through -99. Students who have two or more papers accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals or peer review conference proceedings may petition their Graduate Committee to approve an “Independent Study” (ECE 795) course to replace three of the required 18 credits of formal course work.

2

A maximum of 6 credits of 400-level undergraduate courses can be used toward the degree. Up to 8 credits at the 400-level are permitted when at least one course is a 4 credit course. Remaining credits must be in 500-level or higher courses.

3

 Students may take a combination of ECE 699/ECE 799.