Our Ph.D. program combines coursework and original research to prepare for a career in academia or industry. The focus is on learning to critically review existing knowledge in archive journals on the way to performing original research. Students work alongside Purdue ECE’s exceptional faculty, who are leaders in their disciplines. The program balances classroom study in primary and related subject areas with a thorough investigation on an original topic.

Research Areas

Few colleges can match the depth and breadth of Purdue Engineering’s research capabilities and talent. We are focused on 21st century impact — leading the way in reshaping the research universe through discovery and innovation.

Graduate Student Resources

In celebration of Purdue College of Engineering's 120th anniversary, the Dean is launching a new class of Ph.D. Fellowships to recognize and cultivate top engineering talent. CoE Dean's Fellowships are competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing Ph.D. research in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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
Administrative Assistant
vanwinke@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 496-6162

Prospective students should contact

Deb Bowman
Graduate Admissions and Assessment Administrator
dbowman1@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 494-3392