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Electrical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Electrical Engineering (EE) graduate program at UVM offers you the chance to contribute to EE innovation while also expanding your career options. UVM offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree with research, project, or coursework options, an accelerated M.S. degree track for qualified undergraduate students as well as a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. UVM has outstanding EE faculty, who work closely with talented students in the classroom, laboratory, and in research addressing global issues and technological challenges. Opportunities also exist for collaborative research projects with industry partners and national research laboratories.

The major EE research areas include power/energy systems, wireless communications, electromagnetics, signal processing, materials and devices, microelectronics, and control systems. Funding opportunities are available for top students interested in pursuing research, including Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA’s) and Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA’s). We normally receive many more applications than we are able to accept and fund; therefore, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application by February 1, 2019, to obtain full consideration for fall admission and funding.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    75 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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  • Physical Optics
  • Semiconductor Materials/Device
  • Solid-State Materials&Devices
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Requires a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering or its equivalent. A graduate student who meets the requirements for candidacy for the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and has completed twenty-four (24) credit hours of appropriate graduate course work with a B average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better qualifies to apply to the Ph.D. program. An applicant to the Ph.D. program may be admitted provisionally based on a B average or better in twenty-four (24) hours of appropriate graduate coursework toward the M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. 
  • Ph.D. Candidacy: Requires a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering or the equivalent and the successful completion of the Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    16768 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16768 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burlington

  • 1269 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


In order to maintain a healthy level of activity in our graduate program, a proper balance must be maintained between the University supported GTA positions and externally supported Research Assistantships (GRA positions). In recruiting students, special attention must be given to diversity and excellence and capability of performing well as Graduate Teaching Fellows in the operation of our teaching laboratories and courses.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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