Program in Electrical Engineering College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Program in Electrical Engineering College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Stony Brook, NY
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2 Degrees Offered
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Stony Brook University -- A Globally Ranked Institution

Lying at the heart of Long Island, Stony Brook University is the island's only public research university, as well as its largest single-site employer. The university was founded in 1957 as one of 4 university centers of the State University of New York (SUNY), but today is recognized as one of the best education and scholarship centers in the nation, and has garnered much international acclaim. London's "Times Higher Education World University Rankings" lists Stony Brook within the top 1 percent of all universities in the world.

Alumni of Stony Brook have contributed to more than 1,500 inventions and 450 patents to the university's credit. Many of Stony Brook's 120,000 alumni have taken prestigious positions within education, government, and industry. For example, alumni have held such varied positions as first woman astronaut with NASA, president of Stanford University, president of production for Universal Pictures, and songwriter for the Blue Oyster Cult.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Stony Brook University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is focused on developing both professional and educational skills. Graduate programs are tailored to the needs of each student to provide a strong analytical background helpful to the study of advanced engineering problems. Students are presented with many opportunities to initiate independent study and to become involved in active research programs. Departmental laboratories devoted to both research and advance teaching are available for student use.

The department also creates many opportunities for students to learn from local industries. Long Island contains one of the highest concentrations of engineering oriented companies in the United States, and many students take advantage of the university's proximity to New York City by applying for city employment and internships. Those opportunities have often lead to prestigious employment options within academia and high tech industry companies, including industry giants Google, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft.

State-of-the-Art Research Facilities in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Electrical and Computer Engineering department operates 26 laboratories for teaching and research, including the Digital Systems Design Laboratory and the Computer Vision Laboratory. All 18 research laboratories are used by graduate students working toward their degrees, and are also available for undergraduates completing independent studies.

Each lab is outfitted with advanced equipment tailored to the individual laboratory's focus. For instance, the Digital Signal Processing Laboratory has PC-based and VME-based signal processing equipment for research in digital signal processing architectures and hardware and software research. Test equipment available for use includes meters, power supplies, signal generators, and a high-speed Tektronix 7904 oscilloscope in addition to other oscilloscopes.

Doctoral Degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers students 2 doctoral degrees: the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering. Students seeking either degree must pass a series of requirements including a major area qualifying exam, a 1-year residency, and an original dissertation. All doctoral students are also required to complete a minor in a different subject area than the major. Students must complete their major by taking at least 6 courses beyond the master's degree.

Master's Degrees Available in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers students 2 master's degrees: the M.S. in Electrical Engineering and the M.S. in Computer Engineering. The two degrees offer students both a thesis and a non-thesis option for their courses of study, which must cover a cumulative total of 30 credit hours.

The members of the department pride themselves on offering opportunities for strong collaboration between students, faculty, and staff. For instance, recent graduate students have conducted research through the Computer Vision Laboratory under the direction of Professor Murali SubbaRao in the areas of focus and defocus analysis, stereo vision and 3D model recovery, and inverse imaging.

Supported by an Award-Winning Faculty

Faculty members from Stony Brook have been the recipients of such prestigious awards as the Fields Medal, Pulitzer Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and National Medal of Science. The university even counts 3 Nobel Prize winners among its faculty. Faculty members within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are no exception for holding such honors and awards.

For instance, Department Chairman and Distinguished Professor Serge Luryi has been recognized with a number of awards and distinctions, including the Distinguished Member of Technical Staff award by Bell Laboratories. Dr. Luryi has also been awarded 46 U.S. patents. His work in the areas of electronic packaging, high-speed electronic and photonic devices, material science, and sensor systems is available in over 225 published papers.

Financial Aid Widely Available at Stony Brook

Kiplinger names Stony Brook University among its 100 best values in public colleges, in part because of the university's commitment to offering a wide range of financial aid sources. Students can apply for grants, scholarships, loan programs, and employment programs through the campus financial aid office. The university also allocates tuition scholarship budgets to each program director to distribute among students.

Tuition scholarships may be awarded to electrical and computer engineering teaching and research assistants if the department budget permits, with first preference given to Ph.D. students.

National Ratings of Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University has been ranked among the top universities in the nation by a number of independent sources. "U.S. News and World Report" ranked Stony Brook in their top 100 best national universities and top 50 public national universities. The "Wall Street Journal" ranked it eighth among public universities with students going on to elite graduate programs. And the National Science Foundation recognizes Stony Brook among the top 10 universities for integrating research with undergraduate education.

Location & Contact

Program in Electrical Engineering

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794
United States

Dr. Serge Luryi


Phone: 631-632-8420
Fax: 631-632-8494

Susan Hayden


Phone: 631-632-8400
Fax: 631-632-8494

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Electrical Engineering Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 67
    • Doctoral Degrees 8
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 659
    • Accepted 189
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled 40
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $100
    • Application Fee - International $100
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, two official transcripts, letters of recommendation
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & Fees$4,685
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students125
    • Female Percentage24%
    • Male Percentage76%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students125
    • Part-time Percentage21%
    • Full-time Percentage79%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American4%
    • White / Caucasian50%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian32%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races4%
    • Unknown10%