Ph.D. Program

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy in electrical and computer engineering is designed to provide students advanced electrical and computer engineering education and research opportunities. The program will engage doctoral students in independent research in the field of electrical and computer engineering which will prepare them for research and development positions in the rapidly growing information and electronics sectors.

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  1. Develop an understanding of current knowledge i an engineering specialty area;
  2. Discover new knowledge and/or develop novel methodologies that lead to an improved ability to identify, formulate and solve complex problems; and
  3. Effectively communicate.

Ph.D. application information

Within the online application system, applicants must provide general information including educational history details, as well as the following specific program requirements.
Applicants must also request that official transcripts and language proficiency official scores be sent to WMU.

Application deadlines

For fall semester: April 1; and for spring semester: October 1.

Resume or curriculum vitae

A resume or curriculum vitae is required; please submit within the online application system.

Graduate test

International applicants may have to provide evidence of English language proficiency. More information can be found within the online application.

Written statement

Please prepare a statement which covers the following information, and attach it within the online application:

Summarize your experiences in academic, professional, research, creative, or scholarly activities, and indicate how these experiences make you an ideal candidate for graduate study in your selected program. Also address how these activities align with the strengths of your chosen program and faculty, and with your professional goals, including future job positions. This statement (double-spaced and between 500 – 1500 words) should demonstrate your communication skills and writing competence.

Additional information

Please note that applicants must possess a M.S. in electrical or computer engineering, with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Exceptional applicants with a master’s degree in other closely related quantitative fields such as engineering, mathematics, physics or computer science will be considered on a case by case basis, after completing a prescribed set of prerequisite courses.

Graduate Request Form

Qualifying Exam Form

Apply now

For additional information or questions contact:

Graduate director

Dr. Janos Grantner
(269) 276-3154