PhD Computer Engineering

Application Deadline

Fall: January 15
Spring: October 15
Otherwise: Rolling admission

Application Checklist
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies:
  • Apply at:
  • $50 non-refundable application processing fee
  • One set of transcripts
  • Verification of English proficiency (non-native English speakers)
  • If not a US citizen and expect to obtain an F or J visa, provide financial information
  • International students: Upload copies of all college-or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

Required by Computer Engineering – Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Entrance Exam(s): GRE score (optional)
  • Minimum English Proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 90, IELTS 6.5
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of purpose

As Nebraska's College of Engineering, we work hand-in-hand with the booming engineering and tech industries in the state and nationally, enabling our students to develop deep connections with industry for their future careers. And, we work to create a diverse and welcoming community for our students, faculty and staff, while providing individualized support. 

The doctoral program for Computer Engineering prepares students for professional and research careers in industry and academia, providing high-lvel knowledge and depth of expertise in computer engineering and telecommunications engineering.

Graduate students can experience and contribute to innovative engineering research in such areas as wireless communications, wireless sensor networks, multimedia processing, network security, optical communications, and biomedical communications engineering. They also can participate in interdisciplinary studies with other departments and programs at the University of Nebraska, including the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Office of Graduate Studies

Featured Alumni

I really grew as professional over the years because of the peers, professors and the students I worked with. They challenged me every day where the program provided me ample opportunity and funding for growth.

Subharthi Banerjee
M.S. in Telecommunications (May, 2017)
Ph.D. in Engineering, specializing in Computer Engineering (May, 2020)
Subharthi Banerjee