How do I apply to the Tele PhD Program?

All applications are available online at ApplyYourself.

What are the requirements for admission to the PhD Program?

A master’s degree from an accredited university, a recognized international program, or the equivalent. Students must submit official transcripts as evidence.

Attainment in graduate work of a minimum grade point average of 3.3 (on a scale with A having a value of 4 points per credit). An international student’s grade point average will be calculated on the basis of equivalency from universities that use a different scale.

Submission of scores from a predictor test such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or equivalent examination. Scores on all three sections (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) of the GRE must be submitted.

At least three references from persons in the professional and academic communities.

An essay (not exceeding 1,000 words) indicating, as specifically as possible, the student’s academic and professional goals in relation to the Telecommunications doctoral program and identifying potential areas and/or topics in which the student expects to pursue dissertation research.

Evidence of academic completion of courses in two different scientific computer programming languages; an introductory class in probability and statistics; a class in differential and integral calculus.

How do I choose my advisor for the PhD Program?

An advisor will be assigned to the student upon entering the program, but students are free to select a different advisor for subsequent advising and registration as their interests become more focused. The PhD student should seek a faculty program advisor who is knowledgeable in the student’s major area of study. The advisor must be a member of the graduate faculty.

What kind of jobs can I get with the PhD?

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Telecommunications and Networking prepares students for independently engaging in advanced research, leading to research laboratory or teaching positions.

Will I get to participate in research projects?

Both Master’s students and PhD candidates can—and do—participate in research projects. Our faculty have numerous projects underway, including several which have received federal funding.