Students in the ECE Ph.D. Program are provided a research-intensive study of the fundamentals of electrical or computer engineering. Students will create and disseminate knowledge of electrical and computer systems during the course of obtaining the Ph.D. degree. Upon enrollment in the department, students, with the help of a faculty advisor, define an education and research program that is consistent with their backgrounds and is best suited to their own academic goals.
Read more about the Ph.D. program:
Silicon Valley Campus Ph.D. — Students may earn a Ph.D. in ECE with a focus on mobility, security, wireless sensors and networking offered through the new CyLab Mobility Research Center and many other research programs located at the Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley campus.
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) — ECE Ph.D. students interested in the neural basis of cognition can apply to the CNBC Graduate Training Program, which allows students to combine neuroscience and engineering in an interdisciplinary training program.
The Information & Communication Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon (ICTI@CMU) The Information and Communication Technologies Institute is an international "virtual" institution with poles in Portugal (ICTI@Portugal) and at Carnegie Mellon University (ICTI@CMU). Interested students may apply for doctoral study in ECE through the ICTI. Those accepted will take courses that have been approved by the Carnegie Mellon ECE Department at a partner institution in Portugal.
Graduate program applications are now being accepted for Fall 2013 admissions.
If you have an old application you would like to use for Fall 2013 admissions or if you have questions about application for Fall 2013 admission, please send email to the ECE Graduate Office.