Electrical Engineering (EE) Graduate Program
Prospective Student Information

Welcome to the Electrical Engineering (EE) Graduate Program.

Apply to the EE Program - Instructions, Information, Link to online application form

Frequently Asked Questions

EE is one of two graduate programs offered by the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Division; the other is Electrical Engineering:Systems (EE:S). In addition, the Computer Science and Engineering Division offers a program in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE).

Whether you are interested in a master's or doctoral degree, we have a wide variety of courses, world-renowned faculty and cutting-edge research to give you the experience you need to succeed anywhere.

Please visit the page for new EE students for information about Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan, and the page for current EE students for more specific information about your prospective program of study, and resources available to you at U-M. There are also special options for current U-M EECS undergrads wanting to apply to graduate school.

Attention prospective students!

EGSAttend the Engineering Graduate Symposium held on Friday, November 14, 2014! Prospective graduate engineering students will have the opportunity to attend the College's premier on-campus visitation program. The Symposium is free for all current and prospective graduate students who wish to attend. Travel Grants are available for prospective students who meet eligibility requirements.  

See photos and award-winning posters from past symposiums.

For more information about ECE academic programs and research, please see our ECE@Michigan brochure, profile, and slideshow.

Technical Areas

Quick Links

- Contact Us
- Apply to EE Program
- EE New Student Info
- EE Current Student Info
- Programs for EECS UG's
- Master's Degree Overview
- PhD Degree Overview

Course Information
- EE Graduate Manual Fall 2014
  (course list at the end)
- EE Graduate Manual (pre-2013)
- College of Engineering

Financial Information
- Tuition and Fees
- Sample Budgets
- Financial Aid Resources

EE Affiliated Grad Programs
- Cert.: Plasma Science & Eng

Related Links
- Area Information
  (UM, Ann Arbor, MI)
- Explore North Campus
- Multicultural Engineering
  Programs Office (MEPO)
- Student Organizations
- Systems Laboratory
- ECE Brochure
- ECE Profile 2010
- ECE@Michigan Slideshow

Applied ElectromagneticsApplied Electromagnetics
Additional Information and Faculty List

The applied electromagnetics faculty and graduate students are members of the Radiation Laboratory. Areas of focus include antennas from HF to Terahertz frequencies, computational electromagnetics and modeling techniques, electromagnetic wave interactions with the environment, microwave and millimeter remote sensing, plasma electrodynamics and space electric propulsion, polarimetric radars and radiometric imaging, radar scattering computations and measurements, radio wave propagation predictions for mobile communications, RF and microwave front-end design for wireless applications, RFIC circuit design, and RF/microwave and millimeter-wave micromachined active and passive components and sub-systems.

Energy Science

Energy Science and Engineering
Additional Information and Faculty List

Faculty are conducting research in organic and high-efficiency solar cells, high efficiency lighting, electromechanical energy conversion and energy harvesting, magneto-electric energy conversion of light, and solid-state energy conversion technologies.

[Note: The Power & Energy area in the EE:Systems graduate program focuses on energy conversion systems and power systems]

Circuits and VLSI

Integrated Circuit Design and VLSI
Additional Information and Faculty List

Research in analog integrated circuits includes low-power and high-precision sensor and actuator interface circuits, telecommunication and RF circuits, wireless telemetry, and high-speed analog-digital converters. Research in VLSI digital circuits includes microprocessor and mixed signal (microcontroller) circuits, with emphasis on low-power and high-performance; computer-aided design, including logic synthesis, physical design, and design verification; testing and design for testability; advanced logic families and packaging; integrated circuit micro-architectures; and system integration.

MEMS and Microsystems

MEMS & Microsystems
Additional Information and Faculty List

This research area encompasses projects on a variety of micromachined sensors and actuators, and on integrated microsystems that combine these components. Devices such as micromachined neural probes for implantable prostheses, ultra-miniature low-power pressure sensors for catheters, tactile sensors arrays for fingerprint analysis, infra-red imagers for manufacturing process control, and micro gas chromatography systems for environmental monitoring are some of the past contributions of this program. The scope of the current research efforts encompasses exploration of new materials, new device concepts, new fabrication methods, new interface circuits, and new microsystems.

Optics and Photonics

Optics and Photonics
Additional Information and Faculty List

Optics and photonics faculty conduct research in the general areas of photonics, quantum optoelectronics, and ultrafast optical science. Specific areas presently under investigation include nonlinear optics, optical MEMS (coupling optical fields to mechanical motion), ultrafast optics, semiconductor quantum optoelectronics, Terahertz generation and applications, fiber and integrated photonics and lasers, high-power fiber lasers, x-ray and EUV generation, quantum optics and quantum computing, optical microcavities, nanophotonics, spectroscopy of single quantum dots, biophotonics, and biophysical studies of biomolecular structure.

Plasma Science and Engineering

Plasma Science and Engineering
Additional Information and Faculty List

Plasma science and engineering (PSE) is the discipline investigating fundamental transport and reaction chemistry of partially ionized gases and their application to technologies ranging from lighting sources, lasers and sensors to materials processing, biotechnology, microelectronics fabrication and space sciences. Applications include the fabrication of modern microelectronic devices, thin film solar cell technologies, fabrication of biotechnology devices, and interplanetary probes.

It is possible to earn a graduate certificate in the specialty area of Plasma Science and Engineering.

Quantum Science and Engineering

Quantum Science and Engineering
Additional Information and Faculty List

Faculty involved in quantum science and engineering are developing new concepts and hardware for information processing and communications using optics and atomic physics. EE faculty focus their research on integrated photonics and optoelectronics with quantum confined heterostructures, and quantum optics and information.

Solid-State Electronics and Nanotechnology

Solid-State Electronics and Nanotechnology
Additional Information and Faculty List

Research projects in the Solid-State area cover a wide variety of topics. Experimental research in integrated photonics and optoelectronics spans work varying from device design and fabrication, device physics, optoelectronic integrated circuits and photonic integrated circuits for communication, imaging and sensing, solar cells, to the integration of III-V based photonics with Si CMOS. In many of these areas, the experimental work is complemented by theory, modeling and analysis. Research in organic and molecular electronics includes organic field-effect transistors, integrated circuits and light-emitting devices on glass and plastic substrates, hydrogenated amorphous silicon thin-film transistors and active-matrix arrays on glass and plastic substrates for flat panel displays and sensors, and active-matrix organic light-emitting display technology.

Contact Us

  • Graduate Chair: Prof. Amir Mortazawi
  • PhD Program Coordinator: Beth Stalnaker (734) 647-1758 (beths @ umich.edu) & Steven Pejuan (spejuan@umich.edu)
  • ECE MS Program Coordinator: (734) 764-3344; 3405 EECS