Graduate Programs


The accredited graduate Engineering program at The University of Toledo has been named one of the 20 best in the country by the Princeton Review. We also have been ranked as one of the top four graduate engineering programs in Ohio. 

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is one of the largest departments within the College of Engineering. We offer a: 

  • Master of science (M.S.) degree in Electrical Engineering (thesis or non-thesis options) 
  • Doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) in Engineering with a specialization in Electrical Engineering

Learn more about the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Engineering Department.

Top Reasons to Study electrical engineering at UToledo

  1. World-class research and technology development.
    Work with renowned engineering faculty in UToledo’s cutting-edge labs, some of which are funded by the National Science Foundation. Students also have access to the latest computer equipment and design software, including Cadence, Xilinx Vivado, MatLab, Synopsis Saber, Synopsis Sentaurus and more. 
  2. Industry collaboration.

    There’s no better way to learn how to apply what you learn than through solving real-world problems. Our Industrial Partnerships program fosters cooperation with industry through joint research projects, symposia and short courses.  

  3. Entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.
    Our industrial partnerships are supported by UToledo’s LaunchPad incubation program. Startup companies work with UToledo faculty and students to bring next-generation technologies to the marketplace. 
  4. Financial assistance.
    Master’s and doctoral students are eligible for stipends and tuition waivers by earning fellowships, as well as research and teaching assistantships.  
  5. Accelerated study.
    High-performing students in the Electrical Engineering master’s program have the unique opportunity to transfer to the Ph.D. program before finishing their master’s degree. 
  6. Graduate orientation program.
    Prospective students can participate in this program, which normally takes place in the beginning of fall semester. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at 419.530.7391 or


Faculty in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department participate in five academic and research focus groups. Electrical Engineering graduate students may participate in three of them:  

Electrical Engineering faculty members publish in high-quality journals and receive research grants from federal agencies such as the NSF. They specialize in three broad research areas

  • Computational sciences
  • Electrical energy systems 
  • Sensors and networks 

Other research areas include:  

  • Electronic materials and devices 
  • Hardware security and trust 
  • Mobile communications
  • Nanotechnology 
  • Neural networks 
  • Power electronics 


What jobs can I get with an electrical engineering degree?

Nearly all of UToledo master’s and Ph.D. graduates in our Electrical Engineering program have landed employment or enrolled in doctoral programs.  

Our students have been accepted into 

  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 
  • University of California, Berkeley, Calif. 
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Our graduates have ample high-tech employment opportunities. Typical job opportunities include positions in the semiconductor, mobile communications, power and computer industries.

Our alumni have worked at: 

  • Apple, Inc. 
  • Ford Motor Company 
  • Intel Corporation 
  • Oracle Corporation 
  • Synopsys, Inc. 
  • Texas Instruments Inc. 









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Last Updated: 3/19/24