Graduate Degree Programs

Our graduate programs are ranked amongst the best in the nation and offer a rigorous, cutting-edge, and intellectually-stimulating educational experience in an environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and student success. Students in our graduate degree programs have an opportunity to learn from and work alongside leading faculty members who are globally renowned for their excellence in research, teaching, and mentoring.

Master of Science (MS) Degree

We offer multiple Master's tracks that lead to the same degree: the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE).

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree

Students looking to earn a Doctoral degree can apply to the PhD program directly with an undergraduate degree or after earning an MS degree.

Semiconductors @ Purdue

As the United States strives to reclaim a leading role in the global semiconductor industry, Boilermakers are acting to ensure our nation is prepared to meet the ever- growing demands for these essential components in virtually all of our electronic devices.

As recent headlines warn, the U.S. needs to make up ground in crucial research and development to ensure that it can be competitive in the global marketplace. Purdue is working hand in hand with semiconductor industry leaders to train the next generation of workers, bring the next high-tech jobs onshore and ensure that the next big breakthroughs happen right here in the budding Silicon Heartland.

Our nation needs at least 50,000 trained semiconductor engineers within the next five years. Purdue started the nation’s first comprehensive semiconductor degrees program, with the goal of graduating 1,500-plus students per year.

Want to know why U.S. News & World Report has named Purdue one of the most innovative U.S. universities for the last five years running? It’s because Boilermakers aren’t afraid to tackle the world’s toughest challenges – and we’re going to tackle this one.

Learn More About the Microelectronics and Advanced Semiconductors Concentration

Contact the ECE Graduate Office

MSEE Building, Room 140
501 Northwestern Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2035
Fax: (765) 494-3393

Current students should contact

Elisheba Van Winkle
Senior Graduate Program Assistant
Phone: (765) 496-6162

Prospective students should contact

Deb Bowman
Graduate Admissions and Assessment Administrator
Phone: (765) 494-3392