University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Electrical Engineering (Doctor of Philosophy)


Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs are offered. Typically candidates have obtained the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering prior to application but other applicants are encouraged to consider the program if they have extensive background in mathematics and the basic sciences. In such cases, it may be necessary for a student to complete the entrance qualifications without receiving credit toward graduate studies. The general requirements for admission as outlined under the Regulations of the Graduate College must be met. Areas of research expertise are biomedical engineering, computer engineering, solid state physical electronics, electro-optics, information processing, communication-theory, semiconductor materials, devices and integrated-circuits (VLSI).

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

A master's degree in electrical engineering or the equivalent.

Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Successful completion of Ph.D. comprehensive examinations.

The majority of students will have completed a core program comprising graduate courses before taking the comprehensive examination.

Minimum Degree Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

At least 45 credits in courses and seminars and twenty credits in dissertation. Four courses are to be chosen from a major area of concentration and two from a minor. The requirements specified under the Policies of the Graduate College must also be met. A total of 75 credits is required.



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