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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Welcome to our Graduate Studies Program

Welcome to our Graduate Studies Program

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Electrical Engineering
Graduate Program at the University of Minnesota. Graduate school can be
a very interesting and exciting time.

My advice to those admitted to the PhD program, and to those who currently
are admitted to the MS program and interested in pursuing a PhD, is to get
involved in research with a faculty member as soon as possible. I encourage
you to talk to several faculty members and fellow graduate students working
in your field of interest. I also encourage you to take graduate classes from
potential research advisers: this will help you identify a good choice. Two
things must happen before you can advance in the PhD program: you must
pass the written preliminary exam, and you must begin research with a
research adviser.

Completion of your PhD thesis demonstrates your expertise in your chosen field, and shows your capability to perform state of the art research. The path to defining and creating this state of the art will be challenging but rewarding.

I expect you to read the Graduate Studies Handbook presented on this web site, to be familiar with the policies and procedures, and to meet with your adviser at least once a semester. If you have questions, please ask Linda Jagerson. Linda is most helpful, and can provide useful information and advice. I suggest that you stop by her office in 3-166D Keller Hall or call her at 612-625-3564. You also can email me at or see me during my office hours in 5-161 Keller Hall. I hope that your graduate education at the University of Minnesota is exciting, intellectually stimulating, and enjoyable.

 Prof. Murti Salapaka

Robert E. Rice Student Services Center
Keller Hall, Room 3-166

Murti Salapaka
Murti Salapaka
   Director of Graduate Studies
   Keller Hall, Room 5-161
Office Hours:
By appointment

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Linda Jagerson
  Assistant to the Director of
  Graduate Studies
  Keller Hall, Room 3-166
Office Hours:
9-11:30 a.m., M-F
1:30-4 p.m., M-F


Prof. Murti Salapaka and Linda Jagerson are available to meet with
ECE graduate students or those who may be thinking of transferring to
the ECE program.  

Graduate Student Handbook

It will be helpful for you to read the Graduate Studies Handbook to become familiar with the policies and procedures
of the program. We hope you find your time at the University of Minnesota to be challenging and rewarding.

     • PhD Degree Requirements     
     • PhD Preliminary Written Exam
     • PhD Preliminary Oral Exam
     • PhD Off-Campus Thesis Research Petition
     • PhD Final Oral Examinations

     • MSEE Plan A - Credit Requirements
     • MSEE Plan A - Off-Campus Thesis Research Petition
     • MSEE Plan C - Credit Requirements

     • BEE/MSEE or BCompE/MSEE 5-year Degree


     • Adviser Information     
     • Curricular Practical Training
     • E-mail
     • Engineering Library   
     • Financial Assistance
     • Grading Policies
     • Graduation
     • Grievance Procedure
     • Non-EE 4000 Level Courses Acceptable for Graduate Credit
     • Professional Ethics in Research
     • Registration - Frequently Asked Questions
     • Graduate Teaching Assistant Application Form

Course Information Section containing assignments, handouts, etc.

University Catalog Course Descriptions

Symbols and Abbreviations

Electrical Engineering Minor