Here are the degrees offered by the Rice University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering!
The M.S./Ph.D. program in ECE prepares students for a research career in academia or industry. The program consists of formal courses and original research conducted under the guidance of a faculty advisor, leading to a dissertation. Students in the Ph.D. program complete a Master of Science (M.S.) degree as part of their program; the ECE department does not admit students for a terminal M.S. degree. Financial support is available for this program. Previous M.S. degrees are approved or denied upon completion of ELEC 599 in the first year.
A Professional Master's in Electrical Engineering can enhance and strengthen a career in industry. This degree is designed for the student who wishes to expand his or her engineering knowledge without completing a thesis. The degree emphasizes practical aspects of engineering, combined with management and communication coursework. Financial support is not available in this program. Often whole or partial financial support is provided by the student's employer in the workforce. This program can be completed in as little as three or four semesters. The M.E.E. may also be pursued part-time with a minimum of 3 credit hours per semester.
The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offer an M.B.A./M.E.E. coordinated degree program. Designed to meet the growing demand for managers with technical expertise, the M.B.A./M.E.E. coordinated degree program trains students to apply management strategies that meet the needs of high-technology companies. A separate application must be made to each department. Admission is reviewed independently and students must be granted admission to both programs. Consult the individual department deadlines, as their application deadlines may differ.