Professional Degree

The professional degree in electrical engineering is intended to provide specialization beyond the level of the M.S. degree, in a focused area of electrical engineering selected to meet the professional objectives of the candidate. A minimum of 30 points of credit is required.

The prospective E.E. candidate follows a program of study formulated in consultation with, and approved by, a faculty adviser. At least three courses will be in a specific, focused area of electrical engineering, and at least two-thirds of the entire program will be in electrical engineering or computer science. No thesis is required, but the program may optionally include a seminar or project or research for which a report is produced; up to 6 points of such projects may be credited toward the degree.

The level of the courses will generally be higher than is typical of a master’s degree program, although courses at the 4000 level may be included to prepare for more advanced work. A candidate is required to maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.0.

All degree requirements must be completed within five years of the beginning of the first course credited toward the degree.