Rooted within one of the top public engineering schools in Texas, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has robust undergraduate offerings and a dynamic internship program that connects over 1200 undergraduate students a year to earn experience in their field of study. Open access research labs, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and hands-on experience set our undergraduate students up for success as professionals and ethical leaders.

Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering Program enables students to acquire a solid foundation in the broad areas of electrical engineering and emphasizes advanced study in digital systems, telecommunications and microelectronics. The program focuses specifically in the areas of  electrical networks, electronics, electromagnetics, computers, digital systems and communications.

Computer Engineering

The Computer Engineering Program concerns the design, construction, implementation and maintenance of software and hardware components of modern computing systems and computer-controlled equipment. A combination of computer science and electrical engineering, computer engineering prepares students for careers that deal with computer systems from design through implementation.

Telecommunications Engineering

The Telecommunications Engineering Program prepares graduate students for professional practice in the design, programming, theory, and applications of telecommunications networks. Courses are offered that lead to the MS and a PhD degree in Telecommunications Engineering. The TE program prepares both academically oriented students as well as those focused on their professional career and roles within industry and/or government occupations.



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Financial Assistance

Jonsson School Scholarships

For other Jonsson School Graduate Fellowships please visit the Jonsson School Fellowships page.

Research Assistants

Research assistants (RAs) are supported by individual ECE faculty through faculty members’ research grants. Prospective students may contact faculty members directly to discuss their research interests and possible RA support. Please view our Faculty Research Interests.

Prospective students who are interested in RA positions may also participate in the ECE Research Assistant Opportunity Survey.

The Texas Analog Center of Excellence

The Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) at UT Dallas offers two merit-based fellowships to top full-time graduate students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in areas related to analog circuits. For details, please visit the Jonsson School Fellowships page.

Teaching Assistants

Teaching assistants (TAs) are selected and supported by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department based on students’ academic merit and prior teaching experience. After admission to the ECE Department, to be considered for Teaching Assistantship (TA) awards, students are required to submit Online TA application:

  • Applications are accepted between Feb 1 and Feb 15 of each academic year for consideration of TA awards in the upcoming academic year. Online TA Applications begin every February 1st  at 8:00 am and are due February 15th at 5:00 pm.
  • Current TAs are also required to apply for renewal of their assistantships.
  • The Online TA Application is active and available only during the application period.
  • The TA Application Review Timeline are as follows:
    – Pre-Review Processing: February 16 – March 1
    – Review Period: March 2 – April 1
    – Results Announcements: April 2 – April 15
  • For more details, see TA Application FAQ



If you’re ready to Apply as a Graduate student at The University of Texas at Dallas and join the many that have found their way here, follow the steps below!

Steps to Apply

  • Explore our innovative academic programs
  • Learn about guaranteed tuition
  • Plan a campus tour


  • Submit an online application
  • Provide an official transcript and documents
  • Pay application fee(s)


  • Confirm the progress on your application
  • Check for any registration holds
  • Accept offer of admission


  • Create a NetID and personalized email address
  • Attend graduate student orientation
  • Register for classes