University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Electrical Engineering

3182 Mechanical Engineering Bldg.
1513 University Ave
Madison WI 53706
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Phone: 608-263-1795
Email: ecegradadmission@engr.wisc.edu

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4 Add'l assistantship and/or enrollment policy5
Admitting Degree(s):
M.S.
Ph.D.
Named Option(s):
Signal Processing and Machine Learning (M.S.)
Power Engineering (M.S.)

About the Electrical Engineering Program

The ECE department offers M.S. and Ph.D. programs for on-campus students. The M.S. emphasizes professional knowledge and skills and can be completed with or without a research component. The Ph.D. is a research degree emphasizing original approaches to problem-solving. Students typically earn an M.S. first but may work directly toward Ph.D. Online students, please refer to information about our M.S. in Electrical Engineering - Power Engineering program http://distancedegrees.engr.wisc.edu/msee

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Additional Policy

Funding is not guaranteed and applicants should be prepared to fund their degree. The department awards a small number of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, project assistantships, and fellowships each year. All applications are automatically considered for department funding. Students in the online Power Engineering program are not permitted to accept assistantships.

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1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.

3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.

5 Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed above for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.