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Welcome to Graduate Studies in Electrical Engineering

As a graduate student in Electrical Engineering, you’ll join a vibrant academic community that is powering, connecting, digitizing, and automating a better future through research and commercialization.

The program will prepare you, like so many of our graduate alumni, for top-tier careers in industry, academia, and government.

Faculty in Electrical Engineering advise across disciplinary lines and share a commitment to collaborative research and the professional development of students.

In addition to state-of-the-art facilities and work areas, graduate students find an inclusive environment of supportive professionals.

You’ll have opportunities to take your research to market through Notre Dame’s Idea Center, a collaboration hub that promotes entrepreneurship and incubation of Notre Dame startups.

And you’ll enjoy a rich quality of life through a combination of generous stipends, Notre Dame’s emphasis on personal and professional growth, and the many benefits of the region.

Being part of the Notre Dame’s alumni family will provide you with unmatched professional networking and career development opportunities for the rest of your life.

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

The Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering will prepare you for a research career in academia or industry. The program consists of formal coursework and original research conducted with the guidance of a faculty advisor. All students admitted to the Ph.D. program receive full financial support, with a typical time to degree of 5 years.

M.S. in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

The M.S. in Electrical Engineering will enhance your industrial career by helping you master advanced topics in electrical engineering and building skills in project management. The program consists of formal coursework with an optional thesis. The typical student is financially self-supported, with a timeline to degree of 1 to 1.5 years.


Mike Lemmon
275C Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
(574) 631-8309

EE Graduate Studies Handbook
EE Graduate Studies brochure