Graduate Studies in ECE: Advancing Engineering Leaders

The Graduate Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Rutgers University offers four degree options for graduate students to pursue advanced degrees (three master’s level and a doctorate degree). The graduate curricula includes a broad array of foundational material, ranging from computer architecture to stochastic process to digital signal processing that is intended to give graduate students the training needed to engage in state-of-the-art research. A broad selection of additional advanced classes provides students with training beneficial for engaging in industry employment upon graduation. Many master’s students are actively placed in software engineering positions in high-tech industries as well as in financial industries. Information for prospective students is given in the ECE Graduate Handbook.

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>>

Master of Business and Science Degree (MBS with a concentration in ECE)

This degree is part of Rutgers' Professional Science Master's programs that brings together master's level study in science, engineering, and math with courses in business and policy. It is a combination of an MS in electrical engineering and MBA degree. 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>>

The electrical and computer engineering faculty 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), the Microelectronics Research Laboratory (MERL), and the Center for Autonomic Computing (CAC). 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. Many Ph.D. students pursue careers in academia and industrial research laboratories. A full listing of the faculty and research opportunities can be found here.

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To Apply:

All applications go through the main graduate student portal at Rutgers University: http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu. Please see the web site for procedures and deadlines.

  • Please note that although the official graduate application deadline for the Fall term is listed as December 1, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering welcomes and accepts applications from outstanding students after the official December 1st deadline.

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