Electrical and Computer Engineering
Doctoral Degree Requirements
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Requirements for the
Doctor of Philosophy
Ph.D. degree candidates are required to register for a minimum of 18 credits of E&C-Eng 899 (Doctoral Dissertation) and a minimum of twelve credits (four courses) from the student’s chosen core area. Residency, dissertation, preliminary and comprehensive examination requirements are described in the General Information section of this Bulletin. Information on requirements for the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering is available on the departmental website at www.ecs.umass.edu/ece. Specific requirements for the Preliminary Comprehensive Exam are also available. A master’s degree in a field closely related to Electrical and Computer Engineering is generally required for admission to the Ph.D. program.