Graduate School Resources

Resources to help you afford graduate study might include assistantships, fellowships, traineeships, and financial aid. Further funding information is available from the Graduate School. Be sure to check with your program for individual policies and restrictions related to funding.

Program Resources

Funding information for each named option program is available on the corresponding pages:

Minimum Graduate School Requirements

Review the Graduate School minimum academic progress and degree requirements, in addition to the program requirements listed below.

Major Requirements


Minimum Credit Requirement 30 credits
Minimum Residence Credit Requirement See Named Options for policy information.
Minimum Graduate Coursework Requirement See Named Options for policy information.
Overall Graduate GPA Requirement 3.00 GPA required.
Other Grade Requirements See Named Options for policy information.
Assessments and Examinations See Named Options for policy information.
Language Requirements See Named Options for policy information.

Named Options

A named option is a formally documented sub-major within an academic major program. Named options appear on the transcript with degree conferral. Students pursuing the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering must select one of the following named options:

Graduate School Resources

Take advantage of the Graduate School's professional development resources to build skills, thrive academically, and launch your career. 

department of electrical and computer engineering resources

UW–Madison, the College of Engineering, and ECE have an abundance of professional development opportunities for students to take advantage of in order to better prepare themselves for internships and job positions during and following their education. First of all, the ECE Department strongly encourages students to utilize the Graduate School's professional development resourcesEngineering Career Services (ECS) hosts multiple career fairs each semester where students can directly interact with prospective employers, schedule interviews, and find internships and full-time jobs. ECS also maintains job listings and hosts a variety of professional development workshops each semester. The ECE Department provides unique opportunities throughout the year for students to attend and participate in various lectures, workshops, and trainings. The ECE Graduate Student Association (GSA) organizes professional development opportunities for fellow students. Students are made aware of events and opportunities via email and other communications.

  1. Demonstrate a strong understanding of mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles in the field.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to formulate, analyze, and independently solve advanced engineering problems.
  3. Apply the relevant scientific and technological advancements, techniques, and engineering tools to address these problems.
  4. Recognize and apply principles of ethical and professional conduct.


Susan Hagness (Chair)
David T. Anderson
Nader Behdad
John Booske
Dan Botez
Azadeh Davoodi
John A. Gubner (Associate Chair for Operations)
William N. Hitchon
Yu Hen Hu
Hongrui Jiang
Irena Knezevic
Bernard Lesieutre (Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies)*
Mikko Lipasti
Zhenqiang Ma
Luke J. Mawst
Robert Nowak
Parameswaran Ramanathan
William A. Sethares
Daniel van der Weide
Barry Van Veen (Associate Chair for Graduate and Online Studies)
Giri Venkataramanan
Amy E. Wendt

Associate Professors

Mikhail Kats
Daniel Ludois
Paul H. Milenkovic
Umit Ogras
Bulent Sarlioglu
Zongfu Yu

Assistant Professors

Joseph Andrews
Kassem Fawaz
Dominic Gross
Chirag Gupta
Younghyun Kim
Bhuvana Krishnaswamy
Kangwook Lee
Chu Ma
Matthew Malloy (adjunct)
Dimitris Papailiopoulos
Shubhra Pasayat
Line Roald
Joshua San Miguel
Eric Severson
Andreas Velten
Ramya Korlakai Vinayak
Ying Wang

Faculty Associates

Mark C. Allie
Eduardo Arvelo
Steven Fredette
Eric Hoffman
Joe Krachey
Srdjan Milicic
Pia Strampp (associate lecturer)

*For scholarship information, please contact Professor Lesieutre.

See also Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Directory.