Prospective Students

The Graduate Program at the UNM ECE Department is vibrant with a truly international and diverse student population. Our graduate students come from all over the world. We thank you for your interest in our graduate program and hope you will find that it is the right match for you. We look forward to welcoming you into the Graduate Program at ECE.

ECE Graduate programs focus on developing solid theoretical and analytical skills as well as providing students with training in the latest technologies and tools required to compete and excel in the global job market.

The ECE Department offers academic programs leading to Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Optical Science & Engineering

Students in the ECE master’s degree program can choose between two options: one with a thesis and the other with a report-based project. The Ph.D. program focuses on research innovation and prepares students to work in high-end research environments.

Graduate students have the opportunity to pursue research in a wide range of modern engineering emphases areas including, for example, applied electromagnetics, photonics, and nanotechnology, communications and signal processing, biomedical technologies, renewable energy, control systems, information systems and networking systems.

Nearby ECE are the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Kirtland Air Force Base and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the Santa Fe Institute, Intel Corporation and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), all of which provide research collaboration opportunities.

Albuquerque is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the US where Native American, Hispanic and Latino and Anglo and other cultural influences are reflected in its rich architecture, artwork, cultural centers and cuisine. With 310 days of bright sunshine, mild summers and winters and beautiful surroundings, Albuquerque is perfect for outdoor activities.