Master's and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Engineer your graduate path today

Enroll on a part-time or full-time basis. Choose a master's or PhD program.

Build on fundamental knowledge with a focus in one or more specializations, so you can truly make your own path to meet your needs.

The master of science and doctor of philosophy degree programs in electrical and computer engineering are designed to provide graduate students with both broad fundamental knowledge and up-to-date information on current and emerging technologies. 

Doctoral students and research-oriented master’s students engage in research activities under the close supervision of their advisers, gradually learning to become independent researchers. Their projects often are supported by government and industry grants. Courses and research activities make significant use of the department’s extensive laboratory and computer facilities.



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Accelerated Degree Program






*Based on master's program. For information on PhD, see Graduate School Bulletin. 

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Career Opportunities

Potential careers post-graduate study are in industry, research facilities, government or academia and encompass jobs that include:

  • Electrical engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Software engineer 

Earn a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Five Years

Electrical and computer engineering is also available as an Accelerated Degree Program (ADP), where students can earn a bachelor's and master of science in electrical engineering in five years.

Learn more about ADP in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Ready to learn more about Marquette's electrical and computer engineering master's and PhD graduate programs? 

Request more information now or schedule an on-campus visit.

Graduate Program Recruiter

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Application Deadline

This program has rolling admission, which means you may apply any time before the following dates:

  • Fall term admission – August 1 (June 1 for international applicants)
  • Spring term admission – December 15 (October 1 for international applicants)

These are the dates your application must be complete and all required documentation must be received in the Graduate School by these dates.

However, applicants who wish to be considered for merit-based financial aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) should be aware of the merit-based financial aid deadlines by which all applicant materials must be received by the Graduate School:

  • Fall (August) Term: February 15
  • Spring (January) Term: November 15
  • Summer (May) Term: April 15

Application Requirements

Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application.

1Upon admission, final official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities, with certified English translations if original language is not English, must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record. 

2Upon admission, an official course-by-course transcript/academic record evaluation must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record. 


Merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) is available. Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.