General Information

The graduate program of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida offers the Master of Engineering (M.E.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.

The Graduate Guidelines (also known as the Graduate Student Handbook), detail the curricula, policies and regulations governing these degrees and should be used in conjunction with the University of Florida Graduate Catalog. It is the responsibility of the student to be familiar with both publications and to adhere to the stated rules and policies.

Articulation Requirements

Students entering the graduate ECE program from a non‐ECE background are welcome in the department.
All students must have completed coursework in at least three of the eight topic areas cited in the Ph.D. qualifying exam, which currently include:

  • Digital Logic
  • Signals and Systems
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Solid‐State Devices
  • Electromagnetism and Energy Systems
  • Microprocessor Applications
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Data Structures and Operating Systems

These requirements may be satisfied, with a grade of B or higher, as follows:

  • Previous undergraduate coursework (e.g. physics course in electromagnetics, computer science courses in data structures and operating systems)
  • Enrollment in and successful completion of appropriate UF undergraduate courses; or
  • Pass the Ph.D. written qualifying exam

Additional courses may be required to fulfill necessary background material needed to successfully complete graduate‐level course requirements. Many graduate‐level ECE courses have implicit undergraduate course prerequisites. Students are expected to have mastered the undergraduate skills necessary to provide appropriate foundation for graduate courses they attempt.

All articulation requirements must be satisfied within the first 12 months of beginning graduate studies.