Electrical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program

Earn your Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at WSU Tri‑Cities

Students must apply for admission to the Pullman campus. However, by selecting a WSU-Tri-Cities resident faculty member as adviser, a student may complete all the requirements of the program by staying at the Tri-Cities campus. Please contact Helen Berry, by calling 509.372.7394 or sending e-mails to hberry@tricity.wsu.edu to learn more about this Ph.D. program.
Course Work

The program of course work for the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering must include at least three of the following core courses:

  • EE 501 Linear System Theory
  • EE 503 Structure Dynamics and Control of Large-Scale Networks OR EE 555 Computer Communication Networks*
  • EE 507 Random Processes In Engineering
  • EE 518 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
  • EE 521 Power Systems Analysis
  • EE 523 Power Systems Stability and Control
  • EE 524 Digital Systems Architecture
  • EE 596 Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits
  • CptS 516 Algorithmics

*Note: Only one course from EE 503 and EE 555 can be counted as one of the three required core courses.

All core courses must be successfully completed within three semesters of admission to the program. Students may petition the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) to include transfer credits, but only if equivalent courses are offered at the graduate level, are completed in a recognized graduate school as a graduate student, and are clearly consistent with the objectives of the student’s Ph.D. program at WSU.