The Doctor of Philosophy degree is conferred on the basis of extended study and high scholarly attainment in the field of electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science. The general requirements for the Ph.D. degree are:
It is the responsibility of both the student and faculty advisor to formulate a program of study to meet the objectives and needs of the student and to satisfy requirements for the Ph.D. degree. The student’s program of study should contain both breadth of knowledge and depth of specialization in one of the focus areas outlined earlier. The program of study must be approved by the faculty advisor, advisory committee, the Graduate Program Director, and the Graduate School.
Note: The doctoral program is normally a full-time program throughout both course work and the dissertation. The department does not encourage part-time students in the Ph.D. program.