Purpose: The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Naval Postgraduate School offers a program leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The goal of the Ph.D. program is to provide the scholastic background and training necessary to do original research in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering. (For those anticipating an academic career, opportunities to obtain teaching experience are also offered.)
Eligibility: All students of the Naval Postgraduate School are required to be military officers or government employees sponsored by an agency of the U.S. government. Employees of the Naval Postgraduate School are also eligible to pursue degrees on a part-time basis with the approval of their supervisor and the department chairman.
Applications: Students in residence at NPS apply through their curriculum officer. Those applying from outside NPS should contact the Director of Admissions (Code 62) for application procedures.
- Information for students and others
- Requirements for dissertation committees
- Program steps
- Schedule of screening exams
The program is managed by the ECE Departmental Ph.D. Committee which has jurisdiction over all individual programs. This committee also maintains records and information on all students currently in the program. Rules for the program are based on Section 5.4 of the Academic Council Policy Manual and are intended to be consistent with that document. Questions not addressed in these pages or in the Academic Council Policy Manual can be forwarded to Chairman, ECE Departmental Ph.D. Committee, ECE Department, Naval Postgraduate School.