Ph.D. On Campus

Electrical Engineering

The University of Vermont

48 months
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
683 USD/credit 20490 USD/year
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From the power grid to smartphones, electrical engineers design the technologies that make modern life possible. Apply now for this Electrical Engineering program at The University of Vermont.


The Electrical Engineering graduate program at The University of Vermont 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.

Learning outcomes

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Transmission Line Analysis
  • Control Systems
  • Real-Time Control Systems
  • Digital VLSI Circuit Design
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Microprocessor Systems & Appl
  • Electromagnetic Wave Theory
  • Quantum Electronics
  • Physical Optics
  • Semiconductor Materials/Device
  • Solid-State Materials&Devices
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

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

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  • International

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    20490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Burlington

1269 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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