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Electrical Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Stillwater, OK, United States
The Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Electrical Engineering is an academic, research-based degree for students who wish to advance the state-of-the-art in engineering science and technology through fundamental research. The Ph.D. degree prepares students for careers in academic, government, and industrial research.
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Students who have filed notice with the Graduate College of intention to become a candidate for the Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering will need an advisory committee. 

This committee will be chaired by a member of the Faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and will include at least two additional ECE faculty, and should have representation of at least one other department in which the student contemplates taking course(s).

If a student already enrolled as a candidate for the MSEE degree wishes to file notice to become a candidate for the Ph.D. degree, he/she should petition the Graduate College to designate his/her advisor for the Master’s program as his/her temporary Ph.D. advisor in order to preserve continuity in his/her program.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Power Electronics
  • Power System Analysis and Design
  • Computer-Based System Design
  • High Speed Computer Arithmetic
  • Computer Architecture
  • Digital Electronics Circuit Design
  • Automatic Control Systems
  • Communication Theory
  • Data Communications
  • Microwave Engineering
  • Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
  • Real Time Digital Signal Processing
  • Design of Optical Systems
  • Design of Lasers and Systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    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.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Applicants submit their application online
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Submit a Personal Statement  
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    876 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 876 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    876 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 876 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    230 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 230 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Stillwater

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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