Electrical Enginering Graduate Programs
ECE at UVA offers three graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Master of Engineering (M.E.). The Ph.D. program requires a minimum of 72 credits of coursework and research beyond the bachelor’s degree and the completion and defense of a research dissertation. The M.S. requires 30 credits, six of which are completed through a research thesis. The M.E. requires thirty one credit hours of graduate-level coursework and does not have a research requirement. In addition to the residential M.E. degree program, there is an online learning option for the M.E. degree through Virginia Engineering Online (VEO).
A note regarding the deadline to be considered for financial aid. Although we will continue to accept applications until the deadline of January 15, 2021, the nomination deadlines for some fellowships are earlier. We thus encourage our Ph.D. applicants to submit your applications on or before December 15, 2020.
We will again be accepting applications for the Master of Science program starting with the Fall 2021 admissions cycle. Please note that MS admission is contingent upon faculty commitment to act as research advisor, therefore you are strongly encouraged to contact any faculty whose work is of interest to you prior to and during the application process. Lastly, note that the MS is usually considered a self-funded degree and financial aid is not guaranteed as part of the admission offer. Students who are interested in research are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ph.D. program instead of the MS program.
The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at www.virginia.edu/registrar/catalog/grad.html.