Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
The Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering provides rising scholars and researchers to expand the field of electrical engineering through refined exploration into communications, power and energy, and micro- and nano-electronics areas.
Students work directly with a faculty advisor to formulate their research focus, write and publish their dissertation, as well as participate actively in professional and research-focused conferences in the field of electrical engineering, such as IEEE.
Top research areas of the department:
- Communications and networks
- Electrical power and energy
- Electronics, photonics and MEMS (VLSI systems and microelectronics)
- Signal and image processing, systems and controls
Faculty Advisor & Research Area
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.
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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 an appropriate area from an accredited institution.
- If applicant has obtained a master’s, a minimum grade point average of 3.4 (on a scale of 4.0) is required.
- If applicant has only obtained a bachelor’s, the minimum grade point average must be a 3.3 (on a scale of 4.0).
Successful submission of online application form, exam scores and other documents as outlined in the admissions requirements.