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University of Massachusetts Lowell

Lowell , Massachusetts ,United States

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell offers graduate programs leading the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. 

There are several active research areas in the ECE Department, including Communications, Computer Architecture, Control Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Distributed Networking, Embedded Systems, Metamaterials, Optoelectronic Devices, Power Distribution, Alternative Energy Sources, and Nanotechnology. 

Campus Information

Lowell

UMass Lowell is located in historic mill city of Lowell, Mass., 45-minutes north of Boston, at the intersections of Routes 495, 93 and 3. The birthplace of Jack Kerouac and the Industrial Revolution, Lowell's history echoes all around you. Former mill buildings and cobblestone streets now add charm to a bustling downtown, steps away from the UMass Lowell campus, which boasts a thriving arts scene, a population rich in cultural diversity, and a flair for festivals.

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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

3 Years of PSW

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

All applicants for the Ph.D. programs in Electrical Engineering must take the GRE general examination. Official transcripts and three letters of recommendation must be submitted along with the graduate application. Foreign students without a bachelor's degree from a U.S. institution are required to take the TOEFL examination. After the minimum requirements are met, the EE Graduate Committee evaluates each case on an individual basis.

Although, there are no deadlines for applications, in order to be considered for a Department Teaching Assistantship (TA), the applications for the Fall semester must be complete by February 15. 

Applicants must have a BS or MS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or their equivalent from a recognized college or university with an acceptable quality of prior academic work. Applicants must submit official transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate courses. Each applicant must submit an official report of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores. The TOEFL exam is required for students from abroad whose native language is not English.