Iowa State is a Research I university, which means you can participate in pioneering research. The National Research Council recently ranked our electrical engineering PhD program among the top 28 nationwide.
Graduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) can customize their master’s or PhD degree program by choosing to specialize their research and classroom study in one of the following 10 core focus areas:
- Bioengineering (Group chair: Santosh Pandey)
- Communications and signal processing (Group chair: Sang W. Kim)
- Computing and networking systems (Group chair: Phillip Jones)
- Electric power and energy systems (Group chair: Venkataramana Ajjarapu)
- Electromagnetics, microwave, and nondestructive evaluation (Group chair: John Bowler)
- Microelectronics and photonics (Group chair: Santosh Pandey)
- Secure and reliable computing (information assurance) (Group chair: Thomas Daniels)
- Software systems (Group chair: Tien Nguyen)
- Systems and controls (Group chair: Nicola Elia)
- VLSI (Group chair: Chris Chu)
Graduate students also may select the ECpE department as their home department to pursue a degree in one of the following interdepartmental degree programs:
Past Graduate Student Research
To see theses and dissertations of our former graduate students, view our graduate student thesis archives.