The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Electronics Engineering consists of a formal course work, passing a qualifying exam, presentation a dissertation proposal and successful defense of a dissertation. The program requires a minimum of 21 credit hours of formal course work for students entering the program with a Master of Science degree or a minimum of 42 credit hours of formal course work for students entering the program with a Bachelor of Science degree. Each Ph.D. student must also complete the non-credit EE 680 course. All candidates for the Ph.D. must take a minimum of 12 credit hours of formal course work from graduate level electronics engineering courses. The remaining formal course work may be taken from other graduate programs with the approval of the graduate advisor.