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Electrical Engineering

University at Buffalo SUNY - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

60 months
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23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
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About

The Electrical Engineering program at the University at Buffalo SUNY - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences provides an advanced level of study and training for the development of research-level scholars with expertise in human factors, operations research, or production systems.

Overview

PhD Written Qualifier Examination

The purpose of this examination is to determine whether the student has sufficient knowledge of the EE principles which are essential for conducting advanced research toward a PhD degree. 

It is best described as an examination to test the student on knowledge of the principles of electrical engineering at the first year graduate level and at the junior and senior undergraduate levels. Each PhD student must take and pass the examination within four (4) semesters of admission to the department. 

Those who enter the Electrical Engineering program at the University at Buffalo SUNY - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences after completing an MS degree in EE at UB, must take this examination within 12 months.

The PhD Committee

Soon after a student passes the PhD qualifier exam s/he will form a committee of faculty members who will work with the student closely on dissertation research. By the time the student is ready for the PhD Advanced Examination (Prelim) s/he should have determined, at least in approximate terms, a research area, and should have identified a faculty advisor who is willing to supervise the work. 

This faculty advisor, sometimes called the "major professor" or "committee chair," will ordinarily head the committee that administers the advanced examination, defense of dissertation research proposal, and dissertation defense. 

The major professor must be a member of the Graduate Faculty. This committee must include at least three other members of the university faculty who hold the rank of Assistant Professor or higher in the University Faculty.  

The major professor can help identify faculty members who share an interest in the topic, and who would be willing to review the dissertation and serve on the examining committee. 

Programme Structure

Students graduate from the program having demonstrated, by means of their dissertations, their ability to make original and significant contributions to the fields of:

  • Signals, Communications and Networking
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Solid State Electronics
  • Energy Systems

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

72 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
    • Transcripts
    • GRE & TOEFL Scores
    • Statement of Purpose Essay
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Online Recommendation Letters
    • Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per semester during 60 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

In support of the University at Buffalo’s PhD Excellence Initiative, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers competitive, elite fellowship packages designed to attract the best and brightest scholars in the world.

The Presidential Fellowship offers outstanding prospective graduate students an elite fellowship package to the top 10% incoming enrolled doctoral students each academic year. This competitive package pays a stipend of up to $43,000 USD per year for up to 4 years and includes summer support. This award also includes a full tuition waiver of $11,310 USD for New York State Residents and $23,100 USD for Non-Residents bringing the total package of support to $54,310-$66,100 dollars per year. 

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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