The Department of Electrical Engineering offers an online Engineering PhD degree through an independent study format.
Faculty advisors work with each student to structure a graduate program consisting of traditional engineering studies, complementary multidisciplinary studies, strong interaction between fellow engineering students and high quality research. The program is based upon the research strengths of faculty.
The program recognizes that effective researchers should have extensive expertise in a specialization, combined with related research needs and the context to apply their expertise. Students enrolled in the Engineering PhD program develop a broad and inclusive background in their chosen track while working with faculty to create the interdisciplinary and integrative research paradigms necessary for comprehensive research.
A principal goal of the program is to produce PhD research engineers for careers that focus on the invention and development of new technologies and advances for the 21st Century and beyond.