Why this degree?

Electrical and Computer Engineering offers graduate programs of instruction and research leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Instruction is offered and research facilities are available to support graduate study in control systems and robotics, digital signal processing and communications, wireless engineering, electromagnetics modeling and analysis, microelectronics and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), power systems, digital systems, and computer engineering. Additionally, individualized programs that cross the traditional boundaries of engineering, mathematics, and the sciences can be accommodated.

You are eligible to apply if...

  • The applicant should hold a master’s degree or its equivalent in electrical engineering or related fields from an institution of recognized standing though one with an exceptional credential, who does not have a master’s degree, may apply.
  • All applicants must submit GRE) scores for the General Test (and TOEFL scores in case of international applicants).

To complete the program you must...

The Doctor of Philosophy is conferred in recognition of the mastery of a special field of learning as shown by the satisfactory completion of a prescribed course of study and investigation, the successful passing of qualifying examination covering the undergraduate materials and general examination covering the major and minor fields, the preparation of an acceptable dissertation reflecting high achievement in scholarship and independent investigation, and the passing of a final examination on the dissertation and related subjects.

Course requirements for the Ph.D. degree comprise 60 semester credit hours of coursework beyond the bachelor's degree.

What can you expect?

  • After the student has enrolled in the doctoral program, an advisory committee should be selected by the student, major professor, and department head. The advisory committee is responsible for developing the student's plan of study and conducting the doctoral general and final examinations. The formal appointment of the advisory committee occurs when the plan of study is approved by the Graduate School.
  • Once admitted into Auburn Engineering's graduate online program, you will work with the graduate program officer to create a plan of study:

Applying for the Ph.D. - Electrical Engineering