University of Colorado Denver

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Electrical Engineering


1380 Lawrence St., Room 1251

Denver, CO 80217

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD in Engineering and Applied Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The electrical engineering master of science program and the multidisciplinary engineering and pplied science PhD offer exciting opportunities to pursue graduate degrees in a number of traditional as well as new areas of emphasis.

Practicing engineers can extend and update their professional capabilities through credit and/or non-credit courses, as well as earn graduate education in management, public policy, environmental science, computer science, or other areas of engineering through complimentary multi-disciplinary master of engineering program.

For graduate programs in electrical engineering, students may choose from the following areas of concentration: Communications and Signal Processing, Controls and Signal Processing, Microelectronics and VLSI, Fields, Waves and Optics, Computer Engineering and Embedded System Design, and Energy and Power Systems. 


The University of Colorado Denver is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Eligibility Requirements:

Application Requirements: • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) reported directly to the University code 4875 (required for PhD) • For master's programs, applicants must submit evidence of adequate preparation for graduate study by either (a) submitting official GRE scores, or (b) documenting an earned bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher from an institution accredited by a U.S. accreditation body, or an earned master’s degree with a GPA of 3.50 or higher from an institution accredited by a U.S. accreditation body. • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 • Online Graduate School application • $50.00 application fee • One (1) official transcript of all academic work completed to date • Three (3) letters of recommendation

International Student Requirements:

International students must meet ALL of the standard requirements and also must provide: • Original transcripts and documentation in English (or a certified English translation) of the completion of a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or the equivalent • Documents required to process immigration documents • Certified English translation of all academic records and references not in English • $75.00 international non-refundable application fee • Evidence of proficiency in English as demonstrated by one of the following: - Citizen of a country whose official language is English - Composite score of 75 or above on the TOEFL or composite score of 6.5 or above on the IELTS - Graduate of CU Denver’s ESL Academy - Earned bachelor’s degree or higher from a foreign or US accredited institution where the language of instruction was English. - Earned a bachelor’s degree from the US or successful completion of at least 2 semesters (12 credits) of full-time study in a graduate-level master’s program at an accredited institution with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Students are encouraged to work with the University's Financial Aid Office to obtain information on financial aid opportunities. University of Colorado Denver FASFA Code: 004508

Locale: Large City

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