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Prospective Graduate Students

The graduate programs in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science emphasize the practical applications of electrical and computer sciences and the technological needs of society. The electrical engineering, computer science and computer engineering programs are designed to prepare students for industry, teaching and research careers. The School offers graduate studies leading to the degrees of Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy. One of the many benefits of having one School of EECS is that EECS graduate students may be advised by faculty from either department (electrical engineering or computer science and engineering).

Electrical Engineering

Areas of specilization in electrical engineering include communications, computer vision and pattern recognition, networking, signal and image processing, control systems, power and energy systems, electro-optics and non-linear optics, microwaves, antennas and propagation, remote sensing and space systems, circuits and networks, materials and devices, and very-large-scale-integration (VLSI). Faculty members associated with each of these areas have technical interests that overlap with other graduate programs, such that many research projects have a multidisciplinary flavor. Learn more at Electrical Engineering Graduate Programs.

Computer Science and Engineering

Research plays an important role in graduate education in computer science and engineering at Penn State. Our faculty currently work on some of the most leading edge research areas in bioinformatics, computer vision, databases, embedded and hardware systems, enterprise computing and IT infrastructure management, network and security, numerical analysis, and scientific computer and theoretical computer science. Learn more Computer Science and Engineering Graduate Programs.



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