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The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Program in Electrical Engineering

Birmingham, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama at Birmingham / Program in Electrical Engineering is located in Birmingham, AL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) Electrical and computer engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Computer engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 19
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE general test is required for all applicants who did not receive a BS degree from a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Committee of ABET http://www.abet.org, or from other programs with reciprocal agreement under the Washington Accord http://www.ieagreements.org/accords/washington/.
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

73
Applied
41
Accepted
7
Enrolled
56%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 1st August 1st No
Spring deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE general test is required for all applicants who did not receive a BS degree from a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Committee of ABET http://www.abet.org, or from other programs with reciprocal agreement under the Washington Accord http://www.ieagreements.org/accords/washington/.
Master's Degree Requirements A 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or better GPA in all junior and senior electrical and computer engineering and mathematics courses attempted;
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements An overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale, or at least 3.0 for the last 60 semester hours completed; and

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

68
Total Graduate Students
64%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.94%
Black or African American 1.47%
White or Caucasian 25%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.94%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.94%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (77%)
Female (22%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 8
Part-time - 3

Research

Focus of faculty research: Low-power analog and RF circuit design for sensors and biomedical instrumentation, mathematical foundations of quantum electronics, intelligent control of respiratory therapy, mobile and cloud computing, information theoretical foundations for software
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
96,618

Location & Contact

Address 1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL  35294
United States
Contact Dr. J Iwan Alexander
Interim Chair
Email: ialex@uab.edu
Phone: 205-934-8440

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