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Graduate Programs

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Advanced studies in electrical engineering and computer science will prepare you to research and develop novel technologies and systems in fields ranging from gaming to health care to autonomous vehicles. Our online master's degree in electrical engineering meets the needs of working engineers who want to advance their technical expertise in a completely online environment.

Resident master's degree candidates typically take a year and a half of formal coursework followed by a research thesis or project report and an oral presentation. Doctoral candidates typically complete one year of coursework in electrical engineering or computer science and mathematics or the natural sciences, followed by written and oral examinations, a dissertation proposal, and subsequent dissertation research, preparation, and defense.

Our Programs

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    M.S. in Computer Science


    Impact the future of a range of computing systems with the knowledge gained from our master's and doctoral programs in computer science.

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    M.S. in Electrical Engineering


    In our master's and doctoral programs in electrical engineering, learn how to influence the next generation of electrical and electronics systems.

  • Online M.S. in Electrical Engineering


    The online program is a part-time program. Students taking two courses per semester (including summer) can complete the online program in two years.

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


    Our mission is to educate electrical engineering and computer science professionals to become leaders in industry, government, and university positions.

How to Apply

How do you want to create for good? To join our college as a graduate student and receive the preparation you need to be a part of the future of electrical, electronics, and computing technology, you will need to apply through the Ohio University Graduate College. Applications are reviewed continuously, but to be fully considered for fall financial aid, you must complete your application (including all supporting documents) by January 1.

Here is a list of documents required for entrance into our graduate programs. All documents should be included with your online application or mailed directly to the Ohio University Graduate College, Research and Technology Center 220, 1 Ohio University, Athens, OH, 45701-2979, U.S.A.

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts (B.S. & M.S. if applying for Ph.D.)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE (this requirement may be waived for applicants from ABET-accredited engineering programs; waivers are considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • TOEFL (non-native English speakers only)

If you are an international student who requires a visa to study in the U.S. make certain to submit all application materials, including original GRE and TOEFL scores, to the Ohio University Graduate College as soon as possible, but no later than Jan. 1 for fall admission, March 15 for spring admission, or Sept. 15 for summer admission.

Funding Sources

Our school offers several forms of financial aid including research assistantships, teaching assistantships and graduate assistantships (grading positions). All financial aid for graduate students is awarded competitively based on standardized test scores and academic performance.­

All forms of financial aid include a service stipend and tuition scholarship; however, stipends vary depending on the type of award. Stipends can range from $9,000-$16,000 per academic year (2 semesters) to more than $20,000 per academic year (3 semesters).

In some cases, supplemental aid is available for highly qualified U.S. citizens. If you are a student for whom English is not your native language, you must pass on-campus testing before receiving a teaching assistantship. We strongly encourage international students to sit for the Test of Written English before applying for admission.

If you are admitted to our program and come to Ohio University, you should not expect to be considered for either a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Graduate Assistant (GA) position until after the first semester has been successfully completed or unless otherwise notified. You should note that even after the first semester, there is no assurance that you will be awarded a TA or GA since: (a) the number of positions available are limited and (b) awards are made to qualified candidates on a competitive basis.

Most financial aid is awarded to students starting in fall semester and are made after admission decisions. Students will usually hear they are admitted before receiving an offer of financial aid. These decisions are usually made in late March of each year. 

In addition to these forms of financial aid offered by the school, individual faculty support students through sponsored research. Please wait until you have received an official admission letter before contacting individual faculty about the possibility of these types of awards.

An NSF-funded Ohio University GK-12 project offers graduate fellowships that provide a stipend of $30,000 a year plus a tuition scholarship. To apply, contact Dr. Chang Liu­ at 740.593.1249

For additional financial aid information, visit the Ohio University Graduate College Financial Aid ­page.