The department offers programs leading to the Master of Science, Master of Engineering and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a major in electrical and computer engineering. These programs prepare students for careers in research and development in such areas as biomedical engineering; circuit design, VLSI, & CAD; communication systems; computer networks, distributed computing, & computer architecture; computer vision & robotic systems, control systems; digital signal & image processing; electromagnetics, microwave, & antennas; microelectronic devices & processing; microelectronic packaging & interconnects; optics; remote sensing & telemetering; and software, simulation & information systems.
ECE offers master's and PhD programs in electrical and computer engineering. PhD degrees are research-based and master's are project-based.
The University of Arizona ranks among the top 20 public research institutions in the country.
The UA's Interdisciplinary Programs unite researchers and students from diverse disciplines and provide a number of cross-disciplinary research and training opportunities for ECE grad students.
ECE maintains longstanding partnerships with companies throughout industry, such as Raytheon, Intel, IBM, Qualcomm, Motorola, Microsoft, Honeywell, Texas Instruments, GM, Agilent, NASA, Boeing and Pixar.
From earth's environment to medical advancements to space exploration, Tucson is a technology and bioscience hotspot.
There are two options in the Ph.D. program: the post-M.S. option and the direct option.
The minimum admission requirements for the Ph.D. program are as follows:
Master's degree in Engineering, Math, Physics, Computer Science, or Optics.
Direct Ph.D. Option
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Math, Physics, Computer Science, or Optics.
This option is not available to students who have already completed a Master's degree in Engineering, Math, Physics, Computer Science, or Optics.
Grade-point average must be competitive.
GRE scores must be competitive (incl. Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing).
Students who do not have a degree equivalent to the UA Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering may be admitted into the graduate ECE program, but may be required to complete some undergraduate deficiency courses prior to enrolling in graduate courses. See the chapter regarding students with a non-ECE bachelor's degree for further details.
Applicants whose native language is not English are required by the Graduate College to submit a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (213 CBT). See the UA Graduate Catalog for a discussion of exemptions.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Arizona
1230 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: (520) 621 2434
Fax: (520) 621 8076
Required GRE Subject tests:
Recommended GRE Subject tests:
Minimum GRE Verbal:
Minimum GRE Quantitative:
Minumum GRE Written:
Fellowships and scholarships
1200, 1201, 1202, 1203, 1204, 1299
Electrical and Computer Engineering
|Application Acceptance Rate||58%|
|Med. Time-to-degree (years)||4.5|
|Enrollment Percent Male||87%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||13%|
|Enrollment Percent International||55%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||10%|