Electrical Engineering (PhD)

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Program Description

A century ago, the radio offered mass entertainment; 50 years later, television replaced it. Today we watch movies on handheld devices. Each evolutionary step was made possible by advances in electrical engineering. The PhD in Electrical Engineering program is filled with students and faculty keenly aware of this cycle of progress. They prize the Tandon School of Engineering's emphasis on invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship — what we call i2e — and they maintain that emphasis through top-flight laboratories and a fierce dedication to advanced research.

Your studies with us will prepare you for a research career in electrical engineering after graduation. But you’ll also be capable of sharing these lessons with your own students, should you choose to teach at the university level.


To apply for admission to any Tandon graduate program, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Entrance Requirement

Students entering the PhD in Electrical Engineering program are normally expected to have an MS in Electrical Engineering. Generally, admission to the PhD program is conditional on a student achieving a 3.5 grade point average in prior BS and MS programs.