Master's Degrees in EECS (Master of Science)
The typical M.S. degree program consists of one year of formal coursework followed by thesis research, preparation of the thesis, and a combined oral examination and thesis defense. The average duration of the M.S. program is one and one-half years. Recipients of the M.S. degree are prepared to enter the engineering profession at an advanced level or to pursue more advanced graduate work.
Doctoral Degrees in EECS (Ph.D.)
Ph.D. students complete two academic years of formal coursework in a major area, a minor area, and either mathematics or physics, followed by a written comprehensive examination and an oral examination that includes the presentation of a dissertation research proposal. The remainder of the Ph.D. degree program consists of dissertation research, preparation of the dissertation, and the dissertation defense.
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