The degree program provides a strong academic foundation in the principles of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is designed as a continuing educational mechanism to meet the working professional's schedule needs. ECE offers a steadfast commitment to solving society's grand challenges which puts ECE at the forefront of technological advancement.
ECE offers master's and PhD programs in electrical and computer engineering. PhD degrees are research-based and master's are project-based.The UA's Interdisciplinary Programs unite researchers and students from diverse disciplines and provide a number of cross-disciplinary research and training opportunities for ECE grad students. At the UA department of electrical and computer engineering, world-renowned professors -- 31 tenured/tenure track, 11 professional fellows, a UA Regents' Professor and a University Distinguished Professor -- conduct research that fuels Arizonas leadership in technology and addresses the nations grand challenges for engineering. Faculty provide outstanding mentorship for students who wish to increase their knowledge, open doors, and help craft the future.
The Online Master's Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering is a fully online degree offered through the ECE Department and the Outreach College of The University of Arizona. The degree program provides a strong academic foundation in the principles of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is designed as a continuing educational mechanism to meet the working professional's schedule needs. ECE offers a steadfast commitment to solving society's grand challenges which puts ECE at the forefront of technological advancement. Consistently ranked among the top 40 electrical and computer engineering departments by U.S. News & World Report, The University of Arizona Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has for more than a century provided excellence in teaching and research. The department's academic programs and collaborative research projects are critical to Arizona's position as a leading center for high-technology industry and to meeting the nation's need for the development and application of electronic and computer-based technology. ECE Department focus areas include: Autonomic Robotic Space Exploration; Biomedical Technologies; Coding and Compression; High-Performance Computing; Optical Imaging Systems and Signal and Image Processing; Microwave to Optical Metamaterials; Simulation Modeling and Heterogeneous Systems Design; Wireless Communications and Networks. The degree program requires 30 units of study.
Almost all engineering graduate students are supported by teaching or research assistantships that pay tuition plus a stipend:
NSF Graduate Research Fellowships: Highly competitive three-year fellowships up to $120,000 for STEM
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships: $93,000 over three years, plus all tuition and fees
GEM Fellowship Program: $16,000 a year plus additional stipends and tuition (for underrepresented minority students)
Science Foundation Arizona: One-year, with optional second, supplemental $25,000 stipends
The UA College of Engineering also offers a list of funding sources: College of Engineering Funding Opportunities
And, a number of funding opportunities are available through the University: UA Graduate Education Funding.
University of Arizona Accreditation
The University of Arizona is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The Higher Learning Commission is one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized federally by the Department of Education. Accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission ensures students and other stakeholders that the University of Arizona meets clear quality standards concerning mission, integrity, teaching and learning, resources, and institutional effectiveness. In addition, the University is operated under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona is working in cooperation with state agencies to comply with required authorizations in each state. Review your states current status with regard to online programs at the University of Arizona, including any special requirements which may exist for your academic program of interest.
Important note for prospective students: If you are considering an academic program that leads to professional licensure in your state (i.e. Nursing, Education), it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in your home state before beginning an academic program located outside your state.