Electrical Engineering—PhD

Since 1928, Michigan Tech has been a world leader in providing quality electrical engineering education. Today, that translates to programs that are highly ranked, flexible and hands-on — a great synergy of learning and experience. Create technological advances that improve everyday life and change the world for the better. Are you ready?

Program Overview

Our doctorate in electrical engineering program supports research in energy systems, signals systems, solid-state electronics, and robotics. Research areas include nanotechnology circuit design, renewable electricity energy sources, and wireless communications—just to name a few.

  • Delivery Options

    • On-Campus: PhD

Electrical Engineering Program Details

Learn more about the electrical engineering program at Michigan Tech. For international students, Electrical Engineering is a designated STEM program.

On-Campus Programs

Additional Program Information

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Electrical Engineering Alumni

"I built a strong technical foundation at Michigan Tech along with experiences working with teams and the value of understanding various perspectives. I've been able to shape my career and focus in new areas that I hadn't imagined working in."

Kaitlyn Bunker
Kaitlyn Bunker
Electrical Engineering—PhD, '14, MTU


Graduate Director

Jin Choi

Graduate Assistant

Lynn McCormick


Sample Areas of Interest

Select areas of interest to help customize your electrical engineering degree. Sample areas include:

  • Robotics
  • Electromagnetics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • VLSI

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.

Who You'll Work With

Be part of a working laboratory where students and faculty collaborate to find answers to some of the world's most relevant questions. We are a close-knit community, with accomplished faculty dedicated to mentoring students.

Where You'll Work

Our department occupies more than 50,000 square feet of space and maintains a variety of laboratories and facilities, including the Microfabrication Facility, the Paul and Susan Williams Center for Computer Systems Research, the Wireless Positioning Laboratory, the Energy Storage Laboratory, the Smart Grid Control Center, and a host of other spaces for research in power, photonics, microgrids, and robotics.

Faculty Spotlight

Elena Semouchkina

Elena Semouchkina

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

"Novel devices can be created, operating from radio frequencies to visible light."

Semouchkina engineers artificial materials with unusual properties and employs them to control electromagnetic wave paths. This makes it possible to modify antenna radiation patterns and build devices with unprecedented functionalities, such as invisibility cloaks.

Program Faculty