The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is conferred on candidates in recognition of high scientific attainments and the ability to carry on original Research. Students with a M.S. degree in electrical or computer engineering may apply for the doctoral program; admission is contingent on a review of the application and associated references.
Areas in which Ph.D. Research programs are currently underway include computational fields, machine vision, wireless networks, power systems and computer engineering. More details are given in the faculty descriptions. The WPI Graduate Catalog featuring general information about graduate studies at WPI may be of help.
Satisfactory completion of the Diagnostic Examination and the Area of Examination are required.