Electrical Engineering

A close up of a circuit board
Doctor of Philosophy

About the Program

Amp up your knowledge of circuits and instrumentation, robotics, and micro- and nano-systems and more with a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, one of the top research universities in the U.S. Here, you’ll: 

  • figure out innovative ways to design electrical equipment and install systems,
  • understand how to test that equipment in a variety of fields, and
  • take your skills to world-renowned companies such as Google, Apple, and NASA—all organizations where our graduates have landed careers.

What to Expect

Delve into integrated circuit design, robotics, and solid state electronics through your coursework—and work with faculty one-on-one to develop and test your research interests (opening doors for assistantships). 

You’ll attend 3 semesters of a colloquium class to expand your knowledge and understanding. This will set you up to develop a specialty in the field and prepare you to create leading-edge solutions to electrical problems.

Request Information


Beyond the Classroom

Take classroom concepts and apply them at our Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems: an industrial internet of things (IIoT) collaborative that seeks to advance understanding of embedded systems, cybersecurity, and other facets of IIoT. Here, you’ll explore the function of sensors and actuators in everyday objects. 

Then, you can test out your abilities at the Sears think[box]. This makerspace has all the resources you could ever need to develop and design your dream solutions to electrical engineering problems—from wearables, to energy systems, to virtual reality.

By the Numbers


engineering graduate school in the country, U.S. News & World Report


private research university in the nation, Center for Measuring University Performance 


faculty-to-student ratio


field-leading faculty members at the Case School of Engineering

Admissions Details

Our program thrives when we have students with diverse perspectives and a range of educational, professional and life experiences. We look forward to learning more about you!

The application process requires:

  • Online application, including a statement of purpose
  • $50 application fee
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited institution (either already complete, or will be complete before you enroll); engineering field preferred but not required
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Current resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Test scores for GRE (waived for Fall 2021)
  • International applicants: Results of TOEFL or IELTS, or a posted degree from an English-speaking school

Contact Us

Request Information