Ph.D. On Campus

Electrical and Computer Engineering

36 months
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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Iowa stimulates excellence in scholarship and research through close contact with the faculty and programs tailored to fit students' individual needs.


Students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering program from The University of Iowa select an advisor and, with the advisor, plan an individual program bounded only by the broad guidelines of the Graduate College and the program. 

Career Advancement

  • Engineering is a well-respected profession that is used as a foundation for a variety of careers in industry, medicine, law, government, and consulting. Graduates consistently rank among the most sought after and highest-paid technology professionals.
  • Engineering Career Services develops and promotes experiential education and professional opportunities for students. Professional staff coordinate the college's co-op and internship program, engage in employer outreach, and provide opportunities for students to network with employers, including an engineering career fair and other career-development programming each semester. 

Programme Structure

  • The Doctor of Philosophy program in electrical and computer engineering requires a minimum of 72 s.h. of graduate credit. 
  • At least 45 s.h. must be earned in formal coursework (not in thesis work or other independent study), including 30 s.h. from an approved list of electrical and computer engineering courses. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College on the Graduate College website.
  • Applicants must have a g.p.a. of at least 3.25 on all electrical and computer engineering, mathematics, and physics coursework. 
  • Each application is reviewed individually. Extenuating circumstances may permit deviations from the usual standards.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 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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