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
- Ph.D. Degree Requirements
- Program of Study for Doctoral Candidates
- Preliminary Ph.D. Oral Examination
- Designated Emphasis in 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.