Ph.D. Electrical Engineering

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering

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University of Idaho
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Phone: (208) 885-6453
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Progressive Ideas, Modern Applications

The University of Idaho is one of the nation’s premier centers for power engineering research, education and collaboration between industry and academia, and in this nationally recognized program you will investigate complex electrical phenomena and enjoy opportunities to work with faculty members on practical research projects vital to the industry.

Fast Facts

  • Students partner with industry to solve real-world problems, enhancing their experience and gaining valuable skills for their futures.
  • High job placement of graduates starting at $60K+/year.
  • Faculty have received national recognition for research in Electromagnetics, Microelectronics and Power Systems.
  • Student opportunities to be involved in collaborative research dedicated to strengthening the nation’s cyber infrastructure.
  • Communications Equipment Design
  • Electronics
  • Image and Signal Processing Systems
  • Electric Power Generation and Distribution
  • Robotics Design
  • Scientific Research and Development
  • Academic Teaching/Research


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Degree Prep The ideal candidate for the Ph.D. program in Electrical Engineering will hold a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution and demonstrate proficiency in chemistry, physics and mathematics.

If your undergraduate degree is not in Electrical Engineering, you will be required to complete background courses to remove deficiencies before beginning the graduate program.
Degree Roadmap During the first semester, a faculty member is appointed to serve as your major professor/mentor. You work closely with your major professor to prepare and submit a study plan for approval. The study plan is generally organized around the following areas:
  • Electronics
  • Power
  • Electromagnetics
  • Digital systems

For the latest information on all available Electrical Engineering courses, view our Course Catalog.
Scholarships The College of Engineering provides annual scholarship awards totaling approximately $820,000. For information on specific scholarships, feel free to meet with a a representative from the College of Engineering's Student Services team.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

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Hands-On Learning Undergraduate hands-on learning and research opportunities in the laboratory, field, and classroom are plentiful. U-Idaho’s engineering senior capstone design program is ranked one of the best in the nation by the National Academy of Engineers. Students get opportunities to solve real-world engineering problems sponsored by industry partners, as well as to showcase their work in the annual Engineering Design EXPO.