PhD Priority Admission - Fall Cohort

PhD Priority Admission - Fall Cohort

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Beginning Fall 2020 the ECE department will begin a highly competitive cohort program for exceptional full time PhD students that is in addition to our normal PhD admission. Students who are interested in going directly from their bachelors degree into this program are highly encouraged to apply. Students with a masters in electrical engineering are also welcome to apply.

Benefits of the Cohort Program

Students accepted into the cohort program will be awarded one academic year of gradate teaching assistant support. Cohort students will also transition to a graduate research assistant position within in 2 years. Teaching and research assistantships include paid tuition+fees and a monthly stipend.

Application Process

Please note that this is a screening application to introduce you to the department and see if you are a good fit for the ECE fall PhD cohort. Accepted applicants will still need to apply to PSU through the normal admission process. The deadline to complete the application above and be considered for this program is December 15th. Students will be notified of a decision in January.

Apply here for the Fall 2021 Cohort.

Students not chosen for the cohort are still encouraged to apply for regular ECE PhD admission. Information on the regular PSU admission process can be found here. 

Please email if you have any questions.