Starting this fall, WPI and MITRE will partner on specialized training for graduates who want to work in the field of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), aka GPS. PNT is used in several industries such as wearables, drones, automobiles, and e-commerce. WPI is well-positioned to deliver the skills needed for leaders in this area, so our graduates are highly sought after.

In exchange for free tuition and a monthly stipend*, ECE students in the specialization will commit to working for MITRE for a minimum of three years after graduating.

A combination of course work and project work will give students a solid foundation. Students will take courses related to Satellite-based Navigation and Timing and Advanced Communications and Signal Processing. In addition, the ECE MITRE PNT Specialization will require students to engage in a high-level design or research experience that ties closely with MITRE, further enhancing their value in the marketplace post-graduation.


Qualifications for admission to the MS in ECE degree program

U.S. citizen status at time of admission

Commitment to working a minimum of three years as MITRE technical staff, post-graduation

About MITRE:

MITRE is a not-for-profit organization that operates federally funded research and development centers—which are unique organizations that assist the United States government with:

  • Scientific research and analysis
  • Development and acquisition
  • Systems engineering and integration

We also have an independent research program that explores new and expanded uses of technologies to solve our sponsors' problems.

  1. MITRE Named as Top 100 Computerworld 2018 Best Places to Work
  2. MITRE Included in “America’s Best Employers List” 4 years in a row (2018)
  3. MITRE President and CEO Jason Providakes signs a diversity pledge with the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, proudly joining 175 companies nationwide in the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace (2017)

For more information, contact the PNT Program Director, Alex Wyglinski .

*current MITRE employees are not eligible