To qualify for the PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, students must have a MS or ME degree from a program in Electrical Engineering or other engineering discipline.

Clarkson University also offers an off-campus PhD option designed to assist qualified non-resident candidates to matriculate at Clarkson University as doctoral degree candidates.


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PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The PhD program requires consists of 90 credit hours. Students are also required to pass a comprehensive exam and complete a PhD candidacy procedure. A written dissertation must be submitted by each PhD candidate and defended orally as part of the final examination.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Curriculum

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Admissions Requirements

General Admission Requirements

All applicants for the Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD need to show proof they have received a Master’s degree or are currently in a Master’s program before they can be admitted into the program. For more information regarding entry please contact Graduate Admissions at or 518-631-9831.

A complete application file consists of the following items (click for more information):

  • Application Form.
  • Resume and Statement of Purpose.
  • Letters of Recommendation – 3 letters required.
  • Official Transcripts.
  • Test Scores – GRE* and TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable).

* GRE maybe waived for some applicants.

Supplemental information may be submitted if desired: this could include any other information that may help us evaluate your application.

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If you are interested in learning more, have questions or are ready to apply contact:
Graduate Admissions Team

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