Admission to our graduate programs is competitive. Successful applicants will, in general, have records considerably stronger than our minimum eligibility requirements. PhD applicants with a very strong background in areas other than electrical engineering are encouraged to apply. 

The Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering also encourages applications from students who will broaden the diversity of our graduate community. We know that diversity is essential to academic and workplace success, and we are committed to creating an inclusive and collaborative community. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder Diversity Initiative.

Post-Graduation Placement Stats

In a recent survey, graduates from our PhD and master's programs reported a positive overall experience and excellent career outcomes. 

  • 90% of graduates report their graduate studies helped them obtain the career they were seeking
  • Nearly half of ECEE grad students publish in peer-reviewed journals and/or attend professional conferences
  • Graduates earn a starting salary of $89-94K and work for organizations such as Qualcomm, Intel, Apple and Seagate