Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences

Graduate Degrees: Ph.D., M.S./Ph.D., M.S., M.Eng

Apply for Admission: December 15, 2017 (M.S., M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D)
January 6, 2018 (M.Eng., 5th-Year M.S. for UC Berkeley students only)

Required Tests: GRE (general test)

Overview

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences offers three graduate programs in Electrical Engineering: the Master of Engineering (MEng) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, the Master of Science (MS), and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Master of Engineering (MEng)

The Master of Engineering (MEng) in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, first offered by the EECS Department in the 2011-2012 academic year, is a professional master’s with a larger tuition than our other programs and is for students who plan to join the engineering profession immediately following graduation. The accelerated program is designed to develop professional engineering leaders who understand the technical, economic, and social issues of technology. This interdisciplinary experience spans one academic year and includes three major components: (1) An area of technical concentration; (2) Courses in leadership skills; (3) A rigorous capstone project experience. 

Master of Science (MS)

The Master of Science (MS) emphasizes research preparation and experience and, for most students, is a chance to lay the groundwork for pursuing a PhD.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The Berkeley PhD in EECS combines coursework and original research with some of the finest EECS faculty in the US preparing for careers in academia or industry. Our alumni have gone on to hold amazing positions around the world.


Source: Berkeley Academic Guide

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