Thesis Track MSECE


Our research-based, thesis MSECE track prepares students to pursue a PhD or to join the industry workforce.

Program Highlights

  • This track allows students to participate in advanced research while receiving academic and professional guidance by working closely with Purdue ECE’s world-class faculty.
  • The knowledge and skills gained through this MS track will help students accelerate their career advancement in industry or prepare them for Ph.D. studies.
  • Earn our graduate concentration in Microelectronics and Advanced Semiconductors as you earn the MSECE.

The thesis track is available to students who have identified a faculty member who has agreed to serve as their MS thesis advisor. Students who identify an MS thesis advisor after starting the program may switch to the thesis track.

Application Deadlines

For Fall Start:

  • Priority consideration for financial support, December 1
  • Final, April 1

For Spring Start: September 1

Students will have the flexibility to focus on a specific area of interest by selecting one of the following areas:

  • Automatic Control
  • Communications, Networking, Signal & Image Processing
  • Computer Engineering
  • Fields and Optics
  • Microelectronics and Nanotechnology
  • Schweitzer Power and Energy Systems
  • VLSI and Circuit Design
  • We also offer coursework in emerging areas, including quantum computing, data mining, IoT, and big data.

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