Degrees & Certificates | ECE | Virginia Tech

Graduate Programs

Masters & Ph.D.

The ECE department offers Masters and Ph.D. degree programs in electrical (EE) and computer engineering (CPE) at the main Blacksburg campus.

These programs are also available through extended campus site locations, including Central in Dahlgren, Hampton Roads Center in Hampton, National Capital Regions in Falls Church and Arlington, and the newly-added VT-MENA Program in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt.

Masters of Engineering – Washington, D.C. Region

The ECE graduate program offers Masters of Engineering (MEng) degrees in Computer Engineering (CPE) and Electrical Engineering (EE) in the greater Washington, D.C. Region. These professionally oriented degrees offer graduate students a strong academic foundation in core ECE technological areas with a culminating, project-based learning experience.

Masters of Information Technology

ECE also offers a Masters of Information Technology (MIT), or IT graduate certificates in communications, networking, and computer engineering. The MIT program is offered at the National Capital Region campus, through the extended campus program, or as an entirely web-based study.

Areas of Study

Broad areas of specialization are offered within the two degree programs. For more information, please see Areas of Focus.

Electrical Engineering

  • Communications
  • Electromagnetics
  • Electronic Components, Circuits, and Systems
  • Signals, Systems & Controls
  • Power
  • Photonics

Computer Engineering

  • Computer Systems
  • Networking
  • Software and Machine Intelligence
  • VLSI and Design Automation Area

Certificate in Information Assurance Engineering

A certificate program in Information Assurance Engineering is available in cybersecurity.

Certificate Program in Emerging Devices

A new certificate program is available in emerging devices.

Biomedical Engineering Option

A biomedical option is also available through the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences for both M.S. and Ph.D.

Graduate Student Policy Manual

Detailed information on all ECE graduate programs can be found in the Graduate Student Policy Manual.