The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department's highly-rated graduate program offers MS, MEng, and PhD degrees with cutting-edge research in in a variety of areas including:
Our professors are nationally and internationally-known for their research, with funding coming from sources such as the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, NASA, the Air Force Research Lab, US Army, and many high-tech companies. Several of our professors have been recognized for their excellence in research, teaching, and service with the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence.
This page and its links provide much more information about our department, our professors and our degree programs. Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.
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Admission requirements and general information for students interested in graduate studies can be found on the Binghamton University Graduate School's site for Prospective Students, where you can take a virtual tour, plan your application, and find various other information about attending Binghamton University. To view our Graduate Orientation Powerpoint for more information, please click here.
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- FAQ section for ECE prospective students and new applicants
- For questions specific to graduate students' applications: FAQ section
- For questions about application details: Graduate School contact page
- For questions about program details: Please contact ECE Staff
- Where do Watson School graduates find employment?
Overview of ECE Graduate ProgramsThe MS program prepares students for development-oriented engineering careers and/or continuation onto doctoral studies by providing:
- Increased depth in an area of specialization
- Expanded breadth in supporting areas
- Focused study of recent advances in your area of specialization
The MS program provides a balance of advanced theory and practical engineering knowledge necessary to prepare its graduates for professional practice and/or for continuation into a PhD program. The program culminates with either a thesis or a project report through which students develop their ability to perform independent investigation of recent advances and present the results in a written document. The typical time for completion is 18-24 months of full-time study.
The MEng program prepares students for careers in professional practice through a flexible combination of:
- Broad study in several technical areas
- Specialization in one or more areas
- Studies in various business-related areas (if desired)
The MEng program is a 10-course-only program that requires no thesis or project. It can be completed in 12 months of full-time study. This makes it especially well-suited to students who seek to enhance their job marketability by extending their skills beyond the BS degree. The flexibility in the MEng program makes it especially well-suited to part-time students.
The PhD program is a research-focused program that prepares students for R&D careers in corporate, academic, and research lab environments by providing:
- A flexible program of course work to support your research area.
- Extensive independent research on a cutting-edge research topic
Full-time graduate students are encouraged to apply for part-time work as teaching assistants, research assistant or technical assistants to gain practical experience, as well as financial aid and tuition scholarship.
- Distance Education - EngiNet
- ECE Graduate Course Descriptions
- Tentative Plan of Future Graduate Course Offerings
- Course Listings
- Full-Time Status Decision Tree
Please check out our ECE Graduate Orientation Slideshow below for more information.