Graduate Degree Programs

NEW: Spring 2017 Graduate Student Event for Prospectus Students (February 16-17, 2017)

The ECE Department will be hosting a Graduate Student Event for Prospectus Students on February 16-17, 2017 for local and regional students who are interested in joining the Electrical and Computer Engineering program in Fall 2017. Students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, visit our laboratories and research centers, talk with current graduate students, and much more. For more information about the event and the application requirements please go here.


The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering offers programs leading to the Master of Science (MS) degree, and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Electrical Engineering. The MS program is designed to provide advanced course work and experience in independent problem solving with a moderate degree of both breadth and specialization. The master's thesis and its defense provide for independent in-depth study of a current electrical engineering topic to demonstrate how professionals make major contributions to the electrical engineering field.

The PhD program is intended to provide students with an independent mastery of a significant portion of the field of electrical engineering. The PhD program prepares students for a career in industry, research, and/or teaching. Successful candidates must demonstrate, through original research, and a substantial contribution to their field of specialty.

Areas of specialization in these programs generally coincide with the research interests of the faculty members. Current specialization areas supported include computer engineering, electromagnetics, communications, digital signal processing, controls, robotics, renewable energy, energy conversion and storage, power systems, power electronics, and microelectronic engineering.


Student handbooks:

The 2016-2017 ECE Graduate Student Handbook (latest version)

The Graduate Teaching Assistant Handbook (Guidelines and Regulations)

The FSU Graduate Student Handbook


Old student handbooks:

The 2015-2016 ECE Graduate Student Handbook

The 2014-2015 ECE Graduate Student Handbook

The 2013-2014 ECE Graduate Student Handbook

The FSU Graduate Student Handbook