Summary: The information in this document replaces the corresponding
information in the Graduate Handbook.
Ph.D. in the ECE Department
During the first year of doctoral study, students should seek an academic
faculty advisor in their area of concentration to advise on their program of
study, including course registration and preparation for the qualifying
examination. Students should also speak to area faculty to choose a research
advisor and the research topic they will begin after passing the qualifying
examination. The academic advisor and the research advisor could be the
same person. Students can always visit the Doctoral Program Coordinator
(Associate Chair for Graduate Studies) to discuss any issues regarding their
1. Degree Requirements
Requirements are determined in consultation with department advisors.
Students holding a master's degree will require a minimum of 60 graduate
credits beyond the master's degree. In addition to overall credit
requirements, the program includes the following requirements.
· 24 credits of course work beyond the master's degree (excluding
department core courses and other basic area courses)
· at least 12 credits of course work must be at the 700 level