Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Graduate Students in Program:
Students Receiving Assistantships:
Priority Deadlines:

  • Fall January 10th
  • Spring July 1st


  • Pullman

International Student English Proficiency Exams

International students may need to surpass the Graduate School’s minimum English language proficiency exam scores for this program. If the graduate program has unique score requirements, they will be detailed below. Otherwise, please refer to the Graduate School’s minimum score guidelines.

  • 93 TOEFL Minimum score
  • GRE

Degree Description:

WSU’s reputation for high-quality education, research, and public service enables it to continue achieving its missions. Graduate students play an essential part in carrying out the School’s mission to conduct research that will make a difference to industry, government, and society. Graduate-level programs in electrical and computer engineering include power engineering; microelectronics; electromagnetics and optical communications, control, and signal processing; embedded systems and software engineering.

Admission Requirements:

(3) Letters of Recommendation; Statement of Purpose and Transcripts

Student Opportunities:

US News and World Report ranks the Electrical Engineering graduate program at WSU 68th among approximately 180 PhD granting EE programs in the U.S.!
EECS graduate students have been nationally recognized, including
two National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship recipients,
one Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fellowship recipient, and
three NSF Honorable Mention awards.

Career Opportunities:

Approximately 50% of our new graduate students in the last four years have been U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Career Placements:

According to recent exit interviews, of those EECS students actively seeking employment after graduation, 63.5% were employed. Also, 13.5% of graduating EECS students went on to graduate school.

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