Boston University was founded as one of the first all-inclusive universities, as well as a leading private research and teaching institution. With 32,000 students from 50 states and 140 countries, BU is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. For over 150 years, Boston University has anticipated the changing needs of its students while serving the greater needs of society.
Electrical & Computer Engineering:
Vocational and Trade
Our PhD programs in electrical engineering and computer engineering provide both post-bachelorís and post-masterís applicants the opportunity for study in a broad range of areas, many of which overlap with other disciplines within the College and the University.
As an electrical or computer engineering PhD student, you will pursue theoretical and empirical studies in a topic area determined by your interests and those of your faculty research advisor. As a student in Boston, you will be in the midst of a vibrant high-tech research community where external collaborations with industry, government, and other universities are common. However, your experience will likely not be limited to Boston; PhD students are supported by the department to present their work at many key conferences around the world.