Electrical Engineering (M.S., D.E., Ph.D.)

You get personal attention from top scholars and multiple opportunities to work with industry leaders. You'll develop your expertise while meeting professional contacts at the same time. We support your work with seven computer labs featuring industry-specific software and 10 specialized laboratories.

Our master's degree is a flexible 30-hour program designed to meet the needs of traditional students and current professionals.

The doctoral program includes 30 hours of coursework and 30 hours for your dissertation.

A substantial amount of financial aid is available to support your continued studies. We offer competitive teaching assistantships, research assistantships and fellowships to many or our advanced students.  We receive a large number of qualified applications each term.  

We encourage you to submit your application and all supporting documents as soon as you are able.  We make admission decisions on a rolling basis.

M.S. Admission Requirements

Applicants to the electrical engineering program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  1. Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  3. A personal statement or résumé.
  4. Results from the GRE are not required. However, candidates are welcome to submit a score in support of their application.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited program in engineering, physics, chemistry, applied mathematics or other appropriate program of study. Applicants with a different undergraduate degree may be required to complete prerequisites. Applicants should have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Some programs require higher GPAs for admission. In some cases, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Additional requirements apply for international students.

Additional Information
Graduate assistantships are available; however, restrictions may apply to international students. Some of the graduate assistantships are at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and require citizenship or permanent residency. Please contact individual programs for details.

Ph.D., D.E. Admission Requirements

Applicants to the electrical engineering program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  1. Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  3. A personal statement or résumé.
  4. Results from the GRE are not required. However, candidates are welcome to submit a score in support of their application.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited program in engineering, physics, chemistry, applied mathematics or other appropriate program of study. Applicants with a different undergraduate degree may be required to complete prerequisites. Applicants should have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale on their undergraduate degree. Applicants should have at least a  3.25 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale on their Master's degree.

Additional requirements apply for international students.

Additional Information
Graduate assistantships are available; however, restrictions may apply to international students. Some of the graduate assistantships are at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and require citizenship or permanent residency. Please contact individual programs for details.

Academic Requirements

Program requirements can be found in the online Catalog. Simply select the area of study and click "Explore".

Frequently Asked Questions

What specialization or concentration areas are available to graduate students in the electrical engineering program?
Concentration areas include telecommunications, signal and image processing, computer hardware and software, optics, microelectronics, controls, electromagnetics, and biomedical signal processing.

What are the areas of faculty research interest?
Faculty conduct research in the areas of electromagnetics and signal processing; optical processing and nonlinear optics; signal and image processing; microelectronic devices and RF applications; control theory and systems; and, digital systems. For more information about electrical and computer engineering faculty, visit our faculty listing page.

Is financial support available?
A limited number of tuition scholarships, and tuition scholarships with stipends, are available to incoming students. Please contact the department for more information.