Apply to the ECE Graduate School

Applications for 2019 are no longer being accepted.


ECE Application Deadlines for 2020:

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

  • Fall 2020 (admission and financial support) — December 15, 2019
    (submission will extend through 11:59pm on December 16 since the 15th falls on a weekend)


  • Winter 2020 (admission only) — November 1, 2019
  • Spring 2020 (admission only) — January 2, 2020

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

All submitted admission applications are considered for financial support and are merit-based. Types of financial support available include:

Financial Aid

Need-based aid is only available for domestic students.

Additional Information: UCSB Cost of Attendance Calculator

Annual Application Deadlines