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For the latest information, including course descriptions, degree pathways and more please visit the UMass Lowell Graduate Catalog.
The next qualifier exam will be administered on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
If you have entered the program in Spring 2018, you must take the exam at this date. Failure to take the exam on this date counts as a failure and you will have only one chance to pass.
If you have taken the exam in June 2019 and failed, you must take the exam at this date as well. Please send your registration form (pdf), which can be found on the ECE Graduate Programs website, ELECTRONICALLY by email to: Alkim_akyurtlu@uml.edu.
Updates on the requirements for Ph.D. degree:
A total of 63 credit hours of graduate level courses are required for the Ph.D. degrees. These credits are composed of the following components:
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. There are several active research areas in the ECE Department, including Communications, Computer Architecture, Control Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Distributed Networking, Embedded Systems, Metamaterials, Optoelectronic Devices, Power Distribution, Alternative Energy Sources, and Nanotechnology. Details of the various research groups within the department can be viewed on the research page. Specific information concerning each faculty member can be viewed on the individual faculty pages.
UMass Lowell is a comprehensive University with a national reputation in science, engineering and technology, and committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world and conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental and social health of the region. UMass Lowell offers over 14,000 students more than 120 degree choices, internships, bachelor's to master's programs and doctoral studies in the colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering and Management, the School of Health and Environment, and the Graduate School of Education.
For the latest course and requirement information please consult the UMass Lowell Academic Catalog.
All applicants for either the M.S. or Ph.D. programs in Electrical Engineering must take the GRE general examination. Official transcripts and three letters of recommendation must be submitted along with the graduate application. Foreign students without a bachelor's degree from a U.S. institution are required to take the TOEFL examination. After the minimum requirements are met, the EE Graduate Committee evaluates each case on an individual basis.
Although, there are no deadlines for applications, in order to be considered for a Department Teaching Assistantship (TA), the applications for the Fall semester must be complete by February 15. Formal and complete graduate application procedures for UMass Lowell as well as the application packets may be found through the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Financial assistance is an important issue during graduate school. Currently, both Full Research and Teaching Assistantships provide tuition waiver and a stipend. However, admission to the graduate program in ECE Department does not guarantee financial assistance. Admitted students without firm offers of financial support must be prepared to cover the full cost of tuition, supplies, room and board, etc., from personal sources.