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Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , NY,
Graduate programs offered by Binghamton University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are competitive and affordable options for students seeking to obtain a Master of Science (MS) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree while conducting research in their areas of interest.

About

The Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Binghamton University  was ranked in the top 25 percentile in the nation by Academics Analytics, alongside Johns Hopkins University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Brown University. Designed to prepare students for a broad range of career paths, our curriculum is diverse and highly flexible to suit the student’s personal interests.

Interested students are encouraged to explore faculty research areas, which include speech recognition, cyber security, new/green energy, circuit design, next-gen computer engineering and e-health. 

The department receives funding from resources such as the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation. Students can receive funding through teaching and research assistantships. Often, assistantships include a stipend and a tuition scholarship.

Before beginning the application process, students should recognize how their personal interests align with faculty research areas and think extensively about professional ambitions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research specializations:

  • Steganography and watermarking
  • Signal process in sensor networks
  • Signal process for communications
  • Speech signal processing
  • Optoelectronics and laser communication
  • Fault-tolerant control systems
  • Robust control of power systems
  • Computer and network security
  • Computer architecture
  • Low-power VLSI
  • Solar cell devices and systems
  • BioMEMS/NEMS, biosensors and biofuel cells
  • Medical cyber physical systems
  • Smart grid power systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Online graduate degree application and application fee
  • Transcripts from each college/university at which you earned a degree
  • Personal statement 
  • Resume or CV
  • Official GRE scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22650 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22650 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    11090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11090 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Approximate Cost per Semester(12 Credits)

Living costs for Binghamton

  • 910 - 1990 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Aside from maintaining reasonable tuition rates, Binghamton University offers numerous funding options. From loans and fellowships to student employment and travel funding, Binghamton University can help you find the sources you need to enhance your career and make your education attainable. Explore as many avenues as you can, using the links below to get you started:
  • Financial aid
  • Assistantships
  • Fellowships and scholarships
  • Opportunities for employment
  • Opportunities for underrepresented students
  • Research and travel funding
  • External funding
Many of these financial aid and funding opportunities require students to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are encouraged to complete their FAFSAs online as early as possible each calendar year.Non-degree/non-matriculated students are not eligible for most sources of financial aid, but may be eligible for some federal loans under certain circumstances. Students who wish to apply for federal financial aid must submit the Non-Degree/Non-Matriculated Status Certification form available on the Office of Financial Aid website.

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