Graduate Programs


The EECS department offers graduate study with a balance of breadth and depth in the following areas, leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in:

Electrical Engineering

Research in computational intelligence, robotic control, solid state devices, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), micro/nano sensors, micro/nano scale imaging, wireless implantable biosensors, surgical robotics and simulation, and CMOS and mixed-signal integrated circuit design. Learn more about the MS program and the PhD program in Electrical Engineering.

Systems and Control Engineering

Research in non-linear control, optimization, signal processing, global modeling, and systems biology. Learn more about the MS program and the PhD program in Systems and Control Engineering.

Computer Engineering

Research in VLSI design, programmable logic, computer architectures, embedded systems, design for testability, and reconfigurable processors. Learn more about the MS program and the PhD program in Computer Engineering.

Computer Science

Research in bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, databases, software engineering, data mining and visualization, and pervasive networks and distributed systems. Learn more about the MS program and PhD program in Computer Science. 


General information about our graduate degrees

Incoming students are encouraged to apply for Departmental Research positions, which offer full tuition and support to qualified students. In addition, research funds are used to provide assistantships that support the thesis research of graduate students. A limited number of fellowships providing partial support is also available for students enrolled in the B.S./M.S. program.

The department believes that the success of its graduates at all levels is due to emphasis on project and problem-oriented course material coupled with the broad-based curricular requirements.

Each M.S. student may select either Plan A which requires a research thesis or Plan B which does not require a thesis. Doctoral dissertations in all programs must be original contributions to the existing body of knowledge in engineering and science.

Academic requirements for graduate degrees in engineering are as specified by The Case School of Engineering. A more detailed set of rules and regulations for each degree program contained here is available from the department, and may also be found on the department Web page. More general information may be found at the Graduate Studies website, specifically, in the Case General Bulletin under the heading “School of Graduate Studies.” Please be sure to check which Academic Requirements term you are adhering to and view the appropriate General Bulletin. You can find Archived General Bulletins here. 

EECS academic rules and regulations may be waived in certain special circumstances. Petitions to this effect should be submitted to the EECS Undergraduate or Graduate Committee, as appropriate, for consideration.


Graduates with good academic records from fully accredited post-secondary educational institutions will be considered for admission to graduate work at Case Western Reserve University. Admission at the master's or doctoral level must be recommended by the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department faculty and must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University offers the Master (MS) and Doctorate (PhD) degrees in Electrical Engineering, Systems and Control Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science. Our faculty conduct funded research in a variety of areas and are seeking highly qualified graduate students to assist in this research.

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