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Graduate Degree Programs

Important Admissions Deadlines

Fall Priority Admission / Early Decision Application Deadline

November 15th


Spring Admission* Application Deadline

November 1st

Fall Priority Admission Offers

December 20th


Spring Admission Offers

December 1st

Fall General Admission Application Deadline

January 15th 


Fall General Admission Offers

March 29th

*We highly encourage any international Spring Admission applicants to apply as early as possible and reach out to our Graduate Program Coordinator once your application is submitted, as visas can be a process to obtain and we need to process your application as quickly as possible.

We offer full tuition and student fees as well as a competitive living stipend for all of our PhD students. Please reach out to Cassidy Slabaugh (listed below) if you have any questions, and do not hesitate to reach out to faculty that are doing research in your areas of interest!            



                    Prof. Jack Noble 
                    Dir. of Graduate Recruitment (ECE)

                    Prof. Alan Peters 
                    Dir. of Graduate Studies (ECE)

                    Cassidy Slabaugh
                    Graduate Program Coordinator (ECE)


ECE Graduate Program Coordinator Virtual Office Hours

Have a quick question? Pop into our virtual office hours every Monday 10am - 11am Central Time. If the University is closed, office hours will not be held. Please email the Graduate Program Coordinator instead.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and computer engineering students have the opportunity to participate in research that has the potential to impact virtually every human system, from health care to education, transportation, defense, and the environment. Significant research programs in electrical and computer engineering focus on carbon, diamond and silicon nanotechnology, hybrid and embedded systems, medical image processing, image-guided surgery, photonics, radiation effects and reliability, and robotics. Many faculty members are involved with the Institute for Software Integrated Systems and the Institute for Space and Defense Electronics, which support leading-edge basic and applied research important to critical commercial and government systems. In addition, many faculty members are affiliated with the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering..

Masters of Science
Master's Requirements (pdf)

Doctor of Philosophy
Doctoral Requirements (pdf)


Courses Offered