Princeton's EE Ph. D. Program
In the 2010 rankings of the National Research Council Princeton's Electrical Engineering Ph. D. Program, is together with Stanford's, the top Electrical Engineering Ph. D. Program in the United States. The Department of Electrical Engineering currently has the largest Ph.D. Program in Princeton University. Princeton's Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Ph.D. Programs have also received a top ranking from the National Research Council.
The Information Sciences and Systems Group at the Department of Electrical Engineering offers a highly selective Doctoral Program typically lasting four/five years. All admitted graduate students are normally offered full financial support. During the first year, students are offered a fellowship, which does not carry teaching or research obligations.
Many of our graduate students have gone on to leading positions in academia and industry, and we continue to take pride on a highly qualified graduate student body with a very diverse background. Admission decisions are made by the Graduate School of Princeton University based upon the recommendation of a Faculty Committee in each Department. In particular, individual faculty members do not make offers of financial support. Furthermore, it is our longstanding policy to admit incoming students into the Information Sciences and Systems Group, without pre-assignment of Research Advisors. After the first academic year, assignment of Research Advisors to students is made taking into account students preferences and match of research interests.
Undergraduate grades, GRE scores, letters of recommendation and statement of interest play important roles in the competition for admission. We regret we cannot offer an early evaluation of chances of admission before an application is received.