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Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Graduate Admission

Admission is open to college and university graduates whose previous records indicate an ability to succeed with graduate work in the chosen discipline.

Applicants with strong academic credentials may be admitted directly into one of the Ph.D. programs without an M.S. in the requisite field.

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of aptitude for graduate work, as shown by suitable performance in undergraduate and any graduate course work, by aptitude test scores on the Graduate Record Examination, and by academic letters of reference.

Unless the applicant’s native language is English or the applicant has received a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education, he or she must meet the department’s standard for the Test of English as a Foreign Language, which is higher than the general KU requirement. Applicants for graduate teaching assistantships must earn satisfactory scores on the Test of Spoken English.

The application deadline for fall admission is March 1. For full consideration for fellowships and assistantships, a complete application packet should be submitted by January 1. The deadline for spring admission is October 1. See Graduate Studies for the application procedure and fees.

Application Materials

  • Application
  • GRE scores (school code 6871).
  • Statement of objectives and resume
  • Official transcript
  • Letters of recommendation
  • TOFEL scores (international students)
  • Financial statement (international students only)

Submit all application materials and your graduate application online. Send all other requested application materials to the department:

The University of Kansas
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Graduate Office
Eaton Hall
1520 W. 15th Street, Suite 2001E
Lawrence, KS 66045-7605

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