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Graduate Student Handbook (PDF)

For information about our program and degree requirements, please read our Graduate Student Handbook.


Welcome to the graduate program in The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University. The department offers two graduate programs: Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.

Our graduate programs are consistently ranked among the top 15 public universities in the United States. Currently, we have 67 tenured/tenure track faculty and approximately 550 graduate students. Our high-quality research program, low tuition rates, and low cost of living make graduate studies in our programs one of the best values in the world.

Electrical Engineering Graduate Program

The electrical engineering graduate program offers an educational experience that is one of the best among public universities. Our students can learn from the many graduate-level classes offered to become proficient in their research areas. The depth and breadth of options available are considerable. Our faculty members are active in state-of-the-art research and training, within electrical engineering and across disciplines with faculty members in other departments. In spite of the size of our programs, students will find help from his/her advisory committee of faculty members in formulating an individual plan of study that satisfies the degree requirements and matches his/her own needs, interests, and long-term goals.

Electrical engineering is a diverse field that embraces many specialty areas, which include:

Computer Engineering Graduate Program

Computer engineering focuses on the design, analysis and application of computers and on their applications as components of systems. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M sustains and strengthens its teaching and research program to provide students with inspiration and quality education in the theory and practice of computer engineering.

The primary goal is to provide the highest quality education for students pursuing graduate degrees in the computer engineering research field. We strive to attain this by meeting our department goals:

  • To create new knowledge and challenge young minds by participation in the process of discovery and invention
  • To educate electrical and computer engineers with a solid background of fundamentals, stretching their imagination, and preparing them for an exciting future
  • To serve the society through research, education and outreach activities.

Research Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Computer Networks and Internet
  • Computer Systems and Architecture
  • Digital VLSI Design and Test
  • Electronic Design Automation
  • Fault Tolerance, Security and Reliability
  • Mobile Wireless Networking
  • Multimedia Infrastructure
  • Network Coding
  • Network Security and Reliability
  • Robotics
  • Storage Systems