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ECE Graduate Student Handbook

Download 2013-14 ECE Graduate Student Handbook (pdf) 

Download ECE Forms for Graduate Program  

Academics: Overview   

  • Graduate Application
  • Degree Programs
      - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
      - Master of Science (M.S.) - offered only within Ph.D. program
      - Master of Electrical Engineering (M.E.E.) - non-thesis degree
      - Joint M.B.A and M.E.E.
  • ECE Research Groups
  • Academic and Research Advisors
  • Ph.D. Graduate Student Mentors
  • Honor System and Code of Student Conduct
  • Advice on Changing Research Groups or Departments


  • Registration, Drops and Adds
  • Grading, Department Duties, Employment, Academic Status
  • Ph.D. Qualifier - ELEC 599 - First Year Graduate Student Projects

Timelines and Procedures, Candidacy, Defense 

  • M.S./Ph.D. Timelines and Procedures
  • Petitioning for Candidacy
      - M.S. Candidacy
      - Ph.D. Candidacy
  • Degree Candidate Status
  • M.E.E. Timelines and Procedures

Financial Support  

Information from the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies 

  • Guidelines for Dismissals, Petitions, Appeals, Grievances, and Problem Resolution
  • Leaves or Withdrawals - Policy
  • Funding and Stipends
  • Time Boundaries
  • Thesis Information
  • Graduate Form Library
  • Guidelines for Good Practices in Graduate Education
  • Grad News

Information from the Registrar 

Information from General Announcements 

Information from Office of International Students and Scholars 

Student Health Insurance and Services 

Graduate Award Opportunities