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Graduate Program and Application Criteria


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University offers three degree options for graduate students to pursue advanced degrees: a Masters of Science degree without thesis, a Masters of Science degree with thesis, and a Doctoral degree.

The graduate curricula include a broad array of foundational material, such as cloud computing, software engineering, computer architectures, embedded systems, hardware and software security, wireless communications and networks, signal and information processing, bio-electrical engineering, nano- and micro-electronics, biosensors, that is intended to give masters and doctoral students the training needed to engage in state-of-the-art research.

A broad selection of additional advanced classes provide students with training beneficial for engaging in industry employment upon graduation. Many Masters students are actively placed in software engineering positions in high-tech industries as well as in financial industries.

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Graduate Degrees

We offer graduate degrees that reflect individual student goals from career advancement to research intensive. 

Master of Science Degree (MS with and without thesis)
This degree offers thesis and non-thesis  options that provide outstanding graduate training for students who wish either to enter industry as practicing professionals or continue their studies at the doctoral level. Our program combines a robust curriculum with ample opportunities for research, practical training, and forging industry connections. Find Out More>>

Doctoral Degree
The research-driven ECE doctoral program focuses on original contributions in six specialized concentrations: communications engineering; computer engineering; digital signal processing; software engineering; solid state electronics; and systems and controls. The program prepares graduates for leadership positions in academia and industry research laboratories. Find Out More>>

Bachelor of Science Degree/Master of Science Degree (BS/MS)

The combined BS/MS - BS/MEng program enables Rutgers undergraduates to pursue an accelerated master's degree. This highly intensive academic program gives students more research experience and better prepares them for research and development careers or further graduate study. Find Out More>>

Certificate Programs  

Electrical and Computer Engineering related certificate programs offered by Rutgers University. Find Out More>>

Non-degree Graduate Student

Qualified students may apply to the Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate program for non-matriculated (non-degree) status. Find Out More>>

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Research Areas

Members of the electrical and computer engineering department are actively engaged in research in areas ranging from wireless systems to future Internet design, sensor networks, signal processing, control theory, low-power electronics, materials, hardware and software engineering, computer graphics and vision, robotics, and virtual reality technologies.

Students have access to cutting-edge research laboratories, such as the Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB), and the Nanofabrication Core Facility (NCF). Many Ph.D. students pursue careers in academia and industrial research laboratories. 

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The graduate faculty guide students through the research process, from problem formulation to publication in top-tier journals and conferences to filing patent applications and technology transfer.


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Electrical & Computer Engineering Graduate Program Office

Waheed Bajwa
Graduate Director
Office: EE-134 B

Katie Yu
Graduate Program Coordinator
Office: EE-134 A
Phone: 848-445-2577