Electrical Engineering, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 73 Hours (beyond the Bachelor's Degree)

Lecture Courses
Select 33 hours that may include up to 6 credit hours of ECEN 5070 or equivalent with approval of the student's graduate advisory committee.33
Hours Subtotal33
Preliminary PhD Research and Proposal
ECEN 6050Preliminary PhD Research and Proposal3
Hours Subtotal3
PhD Seminar Series
ECEN 6001PhD Seminar Series1
Hours Subtotal1
Dissertation Research
ECEN 6000 (Offered for variable credit, 1-16 credit hours, maximum of 36 credit hours.)30
Hours Subtotal30
Additional Courses
May include additional lecture courses, Master's thesis (ECEN 5000 or equivalent), and/or dissertation research hours as approved by the student's graduate advisory committee.6
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours73

Note: ENGL 4893 CANNOT be used toward the degree.

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval