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Carnegie Mellon University PhD in Electrical Engineering

43 Doctor's Degrees Awarded

The main focus area for this major is Electrical Engineering. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Electrical Engineering is a major offered under the engineering program of study at Carnegie Mellon University. Here, you’ll find out more about the major doctor’s degree program in EE, including such details as the number of graduates, ethnicity of students, related majors and concentrations, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in EE from Carnegie Mellon Cost?

$47,326 Average Tuition and Fees

Carnegie Mellon Graduate Tuition and Fees

During the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time graduate students at Carnegie Mellon paid an average of $0 per credit hour. No discount was available for in-state students. The average full-time tuition and fees for graduate students are shown in the table below.

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Does Carnegie Mellon Offer an Online PhD in EE?

Online degrees for the Carnegie Mellon EE doctor’s degree program are not available at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the Carnegie Mellon Online Learning page.

Carnegie Mellon Doctorate Student Diversity for EE

43 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
11.6% Women
7.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2019-2020 academic year, there were 43 doctor’s degrees in EE handed out to qualified students. The charts and tables below give more information about these students.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Of the students who received their doctor’s degree in EE in 2019-2020, 11.6% of them were women. This is less than the nationwide number of 17.2%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minority graduates* made up 7.0% of the EE doctor’s degrees at Carnegie Mellon in 2019-2020. This is lower than the nationwide number of 9%.

Race/EthnicityNumber of Students
Black or African American0
Hispanic or Latino0
Native American or Alaska Native0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander0
International Students37
Other Races/Ethnicities1

PhD in EE Focus Areas at Carnegie Mellon

Electrical Engineering students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus AreaAnnual Graduates
Electrical Engineering43

You may also be interested in one of these majors related to electrical engineering.

Related MajorAnnual Graduates
General Engineering15
Biomedical Engineering10
Chemical Engineering21
Civil Engineering4
Computer Engineering4

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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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