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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Pittsburgh, PA

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University of Pittsburgh

Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Electrical and computer engineering
Master of Science (MS) Electrical and computer engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 41
Doctoral Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Final oral exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

864
Applied
228
Accepted
68
Enrolled
26%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline July 1st July 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

201
Total Graduate Students
65%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.48%
Black or African American 1.99%
White or Caucasian 23%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.99%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
Unknown 1.49%

Gender

Male (83%)
Female (16%)

Faculty

28
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 8
Male (26)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Computer engineering, image processing, signal processing, electro-optic devices, controls/power
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
7,101,000

Location & Contact

Address 4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
United States
Contact Dr. Alan D. George
Chairman
Email: alan.george@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-8000
Fax: 412-624-8003

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