Graduate Overview

Graduate Programs

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As a collaborative community, students conduct research alongside notable faculty who hold many distinctions, including membership with the National Academy of Engineering, IEEE Fellows, award-winning researchers, multiple patent holders, and editors of prestigious journals.The department offers Masters DegreesDoctoral Degrees and Graduate Certificates for those pursuing advanced studies.

Master of Engineering and Master of Science

Master of Engineering (ME) degrees and Master of Science (MS) degrees are offered in three majors,

  • Electrical Engineering (ME-EE, MS-EE)
  • Computer Engineering (ME-CPE, MS-CPE)
  • Information and Data Engineering (ME-IDE, MS-IDE)
    • Previously, Networked Information Systems (NIS)

Students in each program are required to complete

  1. One (1) mathematical foundation course,
  2. Two (2) core courses in their majors/progarms,
  3. Three (3) concentration courses in a chosen concentration,
  4. Two (2) skill courses
    • A student in an MS program is required to take two (2) analytical skill courses,
    • A student in an ME program is required to take two (2) software/hardware skill courses,
  5. Two (2) additional courses
    • Electives (2 courses), or
    • Project (3 credits) plus 1 elective course, or
    • Thesis (6 credits)

Typically, three or four semesters are required to complete a degree (a minimum of 10 courses or 30 credits).


A Doctorate degree is available in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.

Research areas include:

  • Networked systems security
  • Multimedia technologies and systems
  • Wireless transceivers
  • Image compression
  • Mobile networks including ad-hoc networks
  • Efficient and reliable transmission of media-rich information over noisy channels
  • Signal detection and estimation
  • Image processing
  • Network performance analysis
  • Modeling of microwave structures

Students can also pursue multidisciplinary degree programs, such as Computer Science, Physics, and Biomedical Engineering. These programs allow students to take advantage of the faculty and facilities in other departments in order to complete their academic studies and research.

Graduate Certificates

Graduate certificates are four-course sequences designed for professionals who wish to increase their knowledge in a targeted area. Most are offered online through Stevens award-winning WebCampus

  • Autonomous Robotics
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Microelectronics and Photonics
  • Multimedia Technology
  • Networked Information Systems
  • Real-Time and Embedded Systems
  • Secure Network Systems Design
  • Software Design for Embedded and Information Systems
  • Wireless Communications
Electrical Engineer/Computer Engineer

The degrees of Electrical Engineer and Computer Engineer serve students interested in continuing education past a Master's degree but not wishing to proceed to a Doctorate degree. These programs of study require 30 credits of coursework beyond a Master's degree. In addition, a significant student project must be completed.

Graduate Co-op Program

Unique among most universities in the Unites States, Stevens offers a Graduate Cooperative Education Program that provides relevant learning experiences for students in business, industry and government. This allows for students to apply their technical knowledge in a supportive workplace while being actively engaged with new technologies in a continuous on-the-job learning environment. Students utilize their critical thinking skills to understand methodologies and processes and produce new knowledge for the global marketplace. They are exposed to real-time demands, communicate in all mediums with all levels of management and be accountable for their projects.

For more information, please visit the ECE Graduate Cooperative Education page.

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EE Program Director
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Professor Bruce Mcnair
CpE Program Director
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Professor Yingying Chen
NIS Program Director
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Admission Requirements

Admission into the Graduate Certificate or Master's Degree programs requires an undergraduate degree in Engineering, or in a related discipline, with a grade point average of "B" or better from an accredited college or university.

Required Documentation

All applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for admission:

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE scores*
  • Application fee

Optional Documents:

  • Resume/CV

* Starting Fall 2014 GRE scores required for all applicants applying into a full-time graduate program in the School of Engineering and Sciences. (Code #2819) All scores are only valid for five years prior to the application term. GRE required for all PhD applicants.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

TOEFL/IELTS - International students (Code #2819).  For English language proficiency requirements please click here.

Approximately two weeks following receipt of the above material, you will receive a decision letter from the Office of Graduate Admissions. If accepted you will receive an acceptance letter outlining the program to which you were accepted, as well as your assigned Academic Advisor's contact information.

For questions related to program requirements please check with the Office of Graduate Admissions at [email protected].

For more details on deadlines and how to apply please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website at