Graduate Study Overview

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) offers the following graduate degree programs: a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, traditional Master of Science in Computer Science, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science. The EECS Department also offers a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity.

The master's degree programs are intended for students who want the opportunity to obtain some expertise in research in specific research areas.

The Ph.D. degree programs are intended for candidates who have the ability to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the chosen subject matter and make an original contribution to knowledge in their chosen field of specialty.

Through the years, the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) at Howard University has been among the top schools in the nation in the number of engineering degrees awarded to African Americans and other minorities. The Department of EECS has made significant contributions in this area.

News

Associate Professor Danda Rawat to Lead Cybersecurity Partnership on $3M NNSA Grant

Tue, March 3, 2020

Howard University is the recipient of a three-year, $3 million grant from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, alongside two partnering minority-serving institutions, for The Partnership for Proactive Cybersecurity Training, a cybersecurity research project based on human biological system-enabled machine learning models. Read More >>

Martin Conquers Hackathons with Accessibility Software

Wed, February 12, 2020

Computer Engineering Freshman Devin C. Martin recently conquered at two hackathons: HackHarvard at Harvard University and HackDuke – Code for Good at Duke University. Martin came in third place for Hack Harvard, which had over 400 international participants from across five continents. For HackDuke, Martin placed first among over 300 participants from the nation's top engineering schools, such as the Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, and Yale University. The participants for each hackathon included both undergraduate and graduate students. Read More >>

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