ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Graduate Programs

Graduate Degree Programs

Masters & Ph.D.

The ECE department offers masters and Ph.D. degree programs in electrical (EE) and computer engineering (CPE) at the main Blacksburg campus.

These programs are also available through extended campus site locations, including Central in Dahlgren, Hampton Roads Center in Hampton, National Capital Regions in Falls Church and Arlington, and the newly-added VT-MENA Program in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt.

Masters of Information Technology

ECE also offers a Masters of Information Technology (MIT), or IT graduate certificates in communications, networking, and computer engineering. The MIT program is offered at the National Capital Region campus, through the extended campus program, or as an entirely web-based study.

Areas of Focus

Broad areas of specialization are offered within the two degree programs. For more information, please see Areas of Focus.

Electrical Engineering

  • Autonomous Systems
  • Communications
  • Control Systems
  • Electromagnetics
  • Photonics and Optics
  • Power and Energy Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Semiconductors and Microelectronics
  • Signal Processing
  • Space Science and Engineering

Computer Engineering

  • Configurable Computing
  • Embedded and Secure Systems
  • Machine Perception
  • Mobile, Cloud, and Pervasive Computing
  • Networks and Cybersecurity
  • Neuroimaging Methodology and Analysis
  • Software Systems
  • Systems Biology and Bioinformatics
  • VLSI and Design Automation

A biomedical option is also available through the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences.

Certificate Program in Emerging Devices

A new certificate program is available in emerging devices. .