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Graduate Degree Programs

The Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering offers masters-level and doctoral-level degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Systems Science and Mathematics. At the master's level, the programs require 30 credit hours of study and have both a course option and a thesis option. At the doctoral level, both the PhD and DSc degrees are available, which typically require four to five years of full-time study leading to an original research contribution.

Research activity in the department is focused in the following three areas:

  • Applied mathematics, systems & control
  • Electronics & optics
  • Signal processing, imaging & communications


Students working in any of these areas will enjoy the benefits of programs that balance fundamental theoretical concepts with modern applications. In our department, students find ample opportunities for close interactions with faculty members working on cutting-edge research and technology development.  

Prospective PhD students with previous degrees in engineering who are interested in PhD studies and research in mathematics or statistics are encouraged to apply for PhD studies in in Mathematics and Statistics. For more details, visit


ESE Research/Independent Study Registration Form

Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering

Green Hall, CB 1042, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5565, Fax: (314) 935-7500

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