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ECE Grad School at UA
ECE offers master's and PhD programs in electrical and computer engineering.
The University of Arizona ranks among the top 20 public research institutions in the country.
The UA's interdisciplinary programs unite researchers and students from diverse disciplines and provide a number of cross-disciplinary research and training opportunities for ECE grad students.
ECE maintains longstanding partnerships with companies throughout industry, such as Raytheon, Intel, IBM, Qualcomm, Motorola, Microsoft, Honeywell, Texas Instruments, GM, Agilent, NASA, Boeing, Pixar and more.
Beautiful Campus in National Technology Hub
Set in Tucson -- a technology and bioscience hotspot -- the University of Arizona is one of the country's top public research institutions.
At the UA department of electrical and computer engineering, world-renowned professors -- 29 tenured/tenure track, 11 professional fellows, a UA Regents' Professor and a University Distinguished Professor -- conduct research that fuels Arizona’s leadership in technology and addresses the nation’s grand challenges for engineering. Faculty provide outstanding mentorship for students who wish to increase their knowledge, open doors, and help craft the future.
Globally Recognized Research
ECE -- with annual external research expenditures exceeding $9 million -- houses multidisciplinary research centers and labs that support internationally recognized research in biomedical technologies, optical computing, autonomic and pervasive computing, wireless communications and networks, sensor networks, and robotic space exploration.
Related InformationOld Graduate Handbook (rev 10.4.14)
Funding Graduate Education
Almost all engineering graduate students are supported by teaching or research assistantships that pay tuition plus a stipend. Listed below are some of the many sources of ECE graduate school funding.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowships: Highly competitive three-year fellowships up to $120,000 for STEM
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships: $93,000 over three years, plus all tuition and fees
GEM Fellowship Program: $16,000 a year plus additional stipends and tuition (for underrepresented minority students)
Science Foundation Arizona: One-year, with optional second, supplemental $25,000 stipends
Teaching and research assistantships are also available.
Students, Faculty in the News
UA Students Converse with Nobel Laureates at International Conference
UA undergraduates and graduates interacted with more than 500 experts in science, technology, engineering and astronomy, including two Nobel Laureates, at the annual International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves. See story.
Driverless Car Hits the Road
Thanks to a UA research project, members of the Tucson community got to ride along in a driverless car. See story.
UA Research Aims to Secure Wi-Fi and Shut Out Snoops
A new research project aims to develop software and other techniques to provide everyday users of wireless technology from the under-recognized but very real threat of eavesdropping.