University of Dayton School of Engineering Vision Lab

    Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering

    As an electrical engineering graduate student, you'll work with top scholars and industry leaders to develop your area of expertise. The graduate electrical engineering program faculty will support and guide you as you advance your research using our seven computer labs with industry-specific software along with ten specialty laboratories.

    Career Outlook and Highlights

    • College Choice and U.S. News rate the University of Dayton's graduate engineering school in the top 60 in the nation. 
    • No. 1 — Catholic university for sponsored engineering R&D
    • No. 10 — nationally for federally sponsored engineering R&D

    Plans of Study

    University Catalog for Master of Science (M.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Doctor of Engineering (D.E.) in Electrical Engineering

    Areas of Research

    • Electrical engineering
    • Applied electromagnetics
    • Biosensors and biotronics
    • Color science
    • Control systems
    • Energy storage
    • Integrated microsystems
    • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
    • Multifunctional oxide thin films
    • Nano-electronics
    • Radar systems
    • Robotics
    • Signal and image processing
    • Smart grid
    • Wide area surveillance
    • Wireless networks

    Program Details

    The University of Dayton's graduate electrical engineering program will engage you in cutting-edge knowledge and technology for proficiency in the field. You will use state-of-the-art computational and engineering tools equipped with industry-specific software — MATLAB, FPGA, Altera, Xilinx, and Microsoft Visual Studio Pro, and simulation and design tools — ADAMS and ANSYS. Your graduate degree will take you to diverse work settings and prepare you for global, ever-evolving technologies.

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

    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. Statement of Research (Statement should include area of desired research and how it aligns to department research areas and include the name of the faculty member, if possible. A CV is not acceptable and will render the application invalid.)
    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.

    Application Deadlines

    Applications accepted on a rolling basis with the following approximate general deadlines:

    • Fall Term: June 15th
    • Spring Term: November 15th
    • Summer Term: March 15th

    Please contact your department chair to follow up on exact deadlines.

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    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Kettering Laboratories 341 
    300 College Park 
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0232