The Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering provides rising scholars and researchers to expand the field of electrical engineering through refined exploration into communications, power, and energy, and micro- and nano-electronics areas.
Students work directly with a faculty advisor to formulate their research focus, write and publish their dissertation, as well as participate actively in professional and research-focused conferences in the field of electrical engineering, such as IEEE.
Top research areas of the department:
Communications and networks
Electrical power and energy
Electronics, photonics, and MEMS (VLSI systems and microelectronics)
Signal and image processing, systems and controls
Faculty Advisor & Research Area
We strongly recommended that prospective doctoral students determine a faculty member in the department with whom they would like to work and a research area of interest.
Ph.D. Admissions Requirements
All applicants to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program at the School of Engineering & Applied Science must meet the admissions requirements for entry.
Applicants must provide the following materials to be considered for any graduate program at SEAS:
Complete online application form
GRE exam scores (Optional for Fall 2021 intake)
International applicants: TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores
Letters of Recommendation
Statement of Purpose
English Language Exam Requirements
All visa-seeking international applicants are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores to SEAS to be considered for admission.
Please provide only your most recent test scores. Scores may not be more than two years old.
Minimum Score Requirements
6.0 overall with no individual score below 5.0.
Applicants to the graduate programs in Engineering Management, Systems Engineering, or Data Analytics are required to have a minimum score of 7.0 with no individual score below 6.0.
Applicants who would like to be considered for funding opportunities must have an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual score below 6.0.
80 on the Internet exam (iBT) or 550 on the paper exam
Applicants to the graduate programs in Engineering Management, Systems Engineering, or Data Analytics are required to have a minimum score of 100 on the Internet exam.
Applicants who would like to be considered for funding opportunities must have a 600 on the paper-based exam or 100 on the Internet-based exam.
53. Applicants who would like to be considered for funding opportunities must have a minimum score of 68.
Exceptions are granted to applicants who:
Hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from an institution in which English is the language of instruction AND the official language of the country in which the university is located.
Hold a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from an institution located in a country that qualifies for the English language exam exemption.