The Ph.D. in Computer Engineering prepares aspiring scholars and researchers to explore key areas within the computer engineering field, including computer architecture, integrated circuit design, photonic computing, high-performance computing, and network computing.
Students can expect to work closely with a faculty advisor in their chosen research area to create a curriculum plan and guidance for the doctoral dissertation. Students may also be expected to teach introductory-level courses to undergraduates, present conference papers, and work with faculty on research grant applications.
Faculty Advisor & Research Focus
We strongly recommended that prospective doctoral students determine a faculty member in the department with whom they would like to work and a research area of interest.
Please visit the GW Bulletin to see a description of the program requirements.
The department offers a Fall, Spring, or Summer semester program entry for its Ph.D. program. To apply for Summer semester entry for the Ph.D. program, the deadline is March 1. (By faculty advisor invitation only)
- Bachelor's or master's degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution.
- If the applicant has obtained a master’s, a minimum grade point average of 3.4 (on a scale of 4.0) is required.
- If the applicant has only obtained a bachelor’s degree, the minimum grade point average must be a 3.3 (on a scale of 4.0).
- Demonstrated capacity for original research in the form of published research articles or conference papers.
Successful submission of online application form, exam scores and other documents as outlined in the admissions requirements.
- Undergraduate Programs
- Graduate Programs
- M.S. in Computer Engineering
- M.S. in Electrical Engineering
- M.S. in Electrical Engineering (online)
- M.S. in Telecommunications Engineering
- Ph.D. in Computer Engineering
- Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
- Certificate in High-Performance Computing
- Certificate in Machine Intelligence
- Graduate Certificate in 5G and Beyond
- Areas of Focus
- Academic Policies & Schedules