To qualify for the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, students must have a MS or ME degree from a program in Electrical Engineering or other engineering discipline. Applicants with degrees in disciplines other than engineering may be required to demonstrate proficiency through additional undergraduate coursework as determined by the departmental Graduate Committee. This may comprise an additional semester of study for which graduate credit cannot be granted.

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.


Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Ph.D. program requires consists of 30 credit hours. Students spend a minimum of three years working on the degree and must have completed the requirements within 5 years.

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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