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Electrical Engineering Doctor of Philosophy


The University of Wyoming's Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering will train students to conduct scientific research on innovative topics using the most current and cutting edge tools and resources.  Students pursuing a Doctoral degree may focus on one of the following areas of concentration:


Ph.D. Credit Allocation (all at 4000 level minimum)

  • 72 (minimum) of acceptable graduate coursework
  • 42 (minimum) from ECE and closely related formal course work (EE 5980: Dissertation Research not counting toward this minimum)

Of those 42 hours, no more than 12 can be 4000 level

Courses required by the department bachelor of science degree may not be applied for graduate credit

  • 6 (maximum) of EE 4800 (Problems in ...) can be counted for program of study credit
  • 6 (maximum) of EE 5880 (Problems in ...) can be counted for program of study credit
  • 9 (maximum) of EE 5600 (Statistical Signal Processing in ...) can be counted for program of study credit

In addition to the minimum requirements of the university, doctoral students must pass a written and oral comprehensive examination, part of which is a written proposal explaining their planned dissertation research. The student must also present and defend a completed dissertation. Programs of study, including coursework and any research tools, are arranged by consultation between the students and their graduate committee.


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