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More ENEE Faculty Information

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ENEE)   

Program Title and Classification

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Graduate Degree Program

College: Engineering


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Maryland, College Park offers one of the strongest and most highly-ranked programs in the nation. Led by 89 full-time and affiliate faculty members and 50 research faculty and postdocs, the research programs of the department cover a wide spectrum of activities in the areas of:


  • Communications and Networking
  • Signal Processing
  • Control, Robotics, and Dynamical Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Circuits and Systems
  • Electronic Materials and Devices
  • Bioelectronics and Systems
  • Applied Electromagnetics


Our close affiliation with a number of research institutes such as the Institute for Systems Research, the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, and the Maryland Center for Integrated Nano Science and Engineering provides to our students and researchers the opportunity for team-oriented, cross-disciplinary research and access to the institutes’ state-of-the-art laboratories.


ECE is a large department that offers a broad range of programs and research opportunities. Its research innovations are aimed at helping government and industry face today’s most difficult global challenges. Employers and peer institutions recognize the prestige of Maryland’s engineering programs.


Maryland’s proximity to Washington, DC, offers unique research opportunities with national and government laboratories such as NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Army and Navy Research Labs. No other top Engineering program in the U.S. can provide such close proximity and access to national laboratories, federal government, and the Department of Defense.


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.


For additional information about the department’s programs and research, please visit

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • CV/Resume
  • Publications/Presentations (optional)

For the most current and detailed information regarding ECE graduate admissions and deadlines, please refer to our ECE Graduate Admissions web page. Applicants must follow all instructions detailed on this web page.

For admission to the graduate programs in electrical and computer engineering, students must hold an undergraduate degree in electrical or computer engineering or related field (math, computer science, physics, or other areas of engineering) and have an overall grade point average of B+ or better. In exceptional cases, students with a lower GPA may also be admitted. Other criteria include overall academic record, strength of recommendations, GRE score, and adequacy of preparation. Applicants are competitively judged by a faculty committee.

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website:

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
15 May
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
15 Mar

Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at

Degree Requirements

Master of Science (M.S.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

Thesis option: 30 credits

Non-thesis option (scholarly paper): 30 credits

Thesis option: Three ENEE core courses are required in addition to six credits of ENEE 799: Master's Thesis Research.

Non-thesis option: Four ENEE core courses are required. The non-thesis option also requires the completion of a scholarly paper. 


The M.S. program offers the thesis and non-thesis options. Students must satisfy a course requirement and complete either a thesis or scholarly paper. For complete details, see the ECE Graduate Handbook.


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Core Requirements

1. Doctoral students must complete six ENEE lecture courses including three credits of ENEE 698: Graduate Seminar. These courses must be at the 600 level or above, not including ENEE 698, 699, 799, 898, and 899.

2. In addition, students are required to complete two approved non-ENEE lecture courses. 

3. Students must complete 12 research credits by enrolling in ENEE 899: Doctoral Dissertation Research.


Students in the Ph.D. program must complete a course requirement, satisfy a Ph.D. qualifying requirement, pass an oral Ph.D. research proposal examination, and write and successfully defend a Ph.D. dissertation. For complete details, see the ECE Graduate Handbook.


Facilities and Special Resources

For detailed information on the department’s research institutes and laboratories, please see the ECE Research Overview.

Financial Assistance

Financial aid is available to graduate students in the form of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships. Details are available in the ECE Graduate Handbook. Applicants for admission are automatically considered for these packages provided they mark "yes" for financial assistance on the application form and submit their materials by the preferred deadline.



Graduate Studies Office
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

2434 A.V. Williams Bldg.

College Park

MD, 20742

Telephone: (301) 405-3681

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Associated Information




Communications; Networking; Signal Processing; Controls; Robotics; Dynamical Systems; Computer Engineering; Optics; Photonics; Circuits; Electronic Materials and Devices; Bioelectronics; Applied Electromagnetics