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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical Engineering Florida Institute of Technology




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The doctor of philosophy degree is offered to students who want to pursue advanced research in an area of existing faculty expertise. The doctoral degree is granted in recognition of high achievement in a program of study, required examinations and original research in the field of electrical engineering.

Degree Requirements

The degree of doctor of philosophy is conferred primarily in recognition of creative accomplishment and ability to investigate scientific or engineering problems independently, rather than for completion of a definite course of study. The work will consist of advanced studies and research leading to a significant contribution to a chosen research area.

The doctoral program in electrical engineering may be completed with a minimum of 48 credit hours beyond the master’s degree. Each student must complete an approved program of study beyond that required for a master’s degree, pass a comprehensive written examination, complete a program of significant original research, and prepare and defend a dissertation concerning the research. In addition, to demonstrate the achievement of new knowledge in the field, a publication in a professional journal of conference proceedings is required.

Degree Specialization

The Ph.D. in electrical engineering program provides five unique areas of specialization: This includes:

  • Electromagnetics
  • Photonics
  • Spacecraft Systems
  • Systems and Information Processing
  • Wireless Systems and Technology


Graduates in technical and engineering fields find growing employment opportunities, as an increasing technological society demands their expertise. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth continues in a variety of industries including electronics, communications, energy, railway and automotive. Graduates have access to thousands of high-tech firms for research and job opportunities.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical Engineering.

Full Time (Minimum 48 credit hours beyond the Master's Degree)

Tuition fees

USD $1,241 per credit hour

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Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne Campus,

150 W University Blvd,



32901, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Admission to doctoral study is granted to applicants who have received master’s degrees in electrical engineering or related fields from accredited institutions or from international institutions that provide suitable preparation for doctoral-level studies.

Included with the application should be a short, clear statement of the applicant’s interests and objectives. An on-campus interview is highly recommended, although not required for admission.

Students whose home language is not English are considered to have demonstrated English language proficiency if they have done any of the following:

Taken an Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) with an earned score of at least 79, an IELTS with an earned score of at least 6.0, a PTE Academic with an earned score of at least 58, a Cambridge English: Advanced with an earned score of at least 180 (Grade of C), an official Florida Tech TOEFL (paper based) with an earned score of at least 550.

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