The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering supports a PhD program in Electrical Engineering as part of the PhD in Engineering degree. Students who are interested in research areas in electrical engineering and would like to pursue the PhD in Engineering degree should contact the ECE Department at (719) 262-3351.
Regular admission to the PhD program requires the following:
- A 3.3 grade point average (GPA) on all previous college work, including both graduate and undergraduate.
- The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) may be required if the applicant falls below this GPA or is not a graduate of an ABET accredited undergraduate program in electrical engineering. The verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning portions of the GRE are required of all foreign applicants.
- Graduates of foreign universities are required to take the TOEFL exam: A score of 550-600 on the paper-based exam, 79-80 on the Internet based exam, or of 213-250 on the computer-based exam is required.
Students not admitted on a regular basis may be admitted on a provisional basis depending on their over-all application file, including GPA, GRE, letters of recommendation, etc.
Students admitted on a provisional basis are often required to take remedial courses (these are specified in the letter of acceptance). Registration for such remedial courses must commence with the first semester of a student’s program with at least three credits completed per semester until all remedial requirements are satisfied.
To apply, prospective students should contact the ECE Department.
Applications are reviewed on a continual basis, but need to be received by April 1 (fall admission) or October 1 (spring admission) for students who are applying for assistantships. It is recommended that international students apply at least three months prior to the start of the semester to allow time to request a visa. Limited fellowships and assistantships are available.
Research Areas of ECE Department Faculty:
Dr. Carlos A. Paz de Araujo—Microelectronics
Dr. Michael D. Ciletti—Computer-Aided Design, Computer Engineering
Dr. Ramaswami Dandapani—Computer-Aided Design, Computer Engineering
Dr. T.S. Kalkur—Microelectronics, VLSI Circuit Design
Dr. Gregory L. Plett—Adaptive Signal Processing and Control
Dr. Jennifer Price—Communication Theory and Systems
Dr. RonaldM. Sega—Electromagnetics (on leave)
Dr. Hoyoung (Heather) Song—Electromagnetics
Dr. Chia-Jiu (Charlie) Wang—Computer Engineering
Dr. Mark A.Wickert—Communications, Signal Processing