Apply to the ECE Graduate School

ECE Application Deadlines for 2017:

M.S., M.S. / Ph.D., Ph.D.:

  • Fall 2017 (admission and financial support) — December 15, 2016


  • Winter 2017 (admission only) — November 2, 2016
  • Spring 2017 (admission only) — January 3, 2017

Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degrees

The ECE department offers both Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Applicants must specify one of three programs:

Research Areas

Refer to the ECE Research Areas and Faculty Research pages for information about areas of study and potential advisors for the graduate program. Research in the ECE Department is broken into four different areas:

Financial Support

A separate application is not necessary to be considered for financial support for those who have already submitted an application for admission. All awards are merit-based. Types of financial support available include:

Financial Aid

Need-based aid is only available for domestic students. To apply for aid, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted separately. More information is available through the UCSB Financial Aid Office.

Annual Application Deadlines