Graduate Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Candidates in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in ECE are expected to make an original and significant contribution to knowledge in a specialized area. The ECE PhD program consists of passing a preliminary PhD evaluation, an individualized program of study, performing satisfactorily on a qualifying examination and completing a research dissertation.

The ECE PhD program is affiliated with the Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology (DEB) inter-graduate group program, which allows Ph.D. students to receive and be credited for training in the area of biotechnology


Master of Science (M.S.)

ECE Graduate Program offers two types of Masters of Science (MS) degrees. Plan I requires the completion of a thesis; Plan II requires additional coursework and an examination. Plan I gives the student an opportunity to perform in-depth research and thesis writing, whereas Plan II provides more information from coursework.


Integrated Degrees (B.S./M.S.)

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Program offers two B.S./M.S. integrated degree programs, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Integrated Degree Program (IDP) for ECE undergraduates, and the Joint Physics-Electrical and Computer Engineering IDP for Physics undergraduates. Undergraduate students in ECE and Physics at UC Davis seeking admission to the B.S./M.S. must apply during their junior year to these graduate degree programs.


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