Minors and Concurrent Degrees

Electrical Engineering Minors for Students in Other Fields

The general requirements for a minor in electrical engineering shall be consistent with those of The Graduate School as stated in the Graduate Degree Programs Bulletin.

All graduate students desiring minors in electrical engineering submit a Request to Add Graduate Minor form to the graduate program staff assistant as soon as the decision to enter upon such a minor has been made. A program of study shall be formulated and submitted on the form; any departures from these courses must have the approval of the graduate program coordinator and the Graduate School. The electrical engineering M.S. minor requires 6 credits of 500-level electrical engineering courses. The Ph.D. minor requires 15 credits of electrical engineering courses with at least 12 of the 15 credits at the 500 level.

Concurrent Graduate Degree Programs

If a candidate for an advanced degree in one major field wishes to begin work for another advanced degree in a second major field before completing the first program they can submit a request for Concurrent Graduate Degrees. (Concurrent double doctorates will not be approved.) The student should consult with the graduate program heads or graduate officers responsible for each major. If both approve, the student and advisers will draw up a Concurrent Graduate Degree Programs Plan of Study designed to meet the requirements of both degrees. The total required credits for the two separate degree programs cannot be reduced by more than 20 percent when two degrees are taken concurrently. The concurrent degree form must be submitted before 75% of the course credits have been completed.



The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Pennsylvania State University

207 Electrical Engineering West

University Park, PA 16802


Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Department of Electrical Engineering