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Massachusetts Institute of Technology PhD in Electrical Engineering

44 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
$109,763 Average Salary

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 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the doctor’s degree program in EE, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in EE from MIT Cost?

$56,719 Average Tuition and Fees

MIT Graduate Tuition and Fees

Part-time graduates at MIT paid an average of $860 per credit hour in 2019-2020. This tuition was the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows the average full-time tuition and fees for graduate student.

In State Out of State
Tuition $53,450 $53,450
Fees $3,269 $3,269

How Much Can You Make With a PhD in EE From MIT?

$109,763 Average Salary
Below Average Earnings Boost

The median early career salary of EE students who receive their doctor’s degree from MIT is $109,763 per year. That is 11% lower than the national average of $123,700.


Does MIT Offer an Online PhD in EE?

MIT does not offer an online option for its EE doctor’s degree program at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the MIT Online Learning page.

MIT Doctorate Student Diversity for EE

44 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
22.7% Women
13.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There were 44 doctor’s degrees in EE awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year. Information about those students is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Women made up around 22.7% of the EE students who took home a doctor’s degree in 2019-2020. This is higher than the nationwide number of 17.2%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of those graduates who received a doctor’s degree in EE at MIT in 2019-2020, 13.6% were racial-ethnic minorities*. This is higher than the nationwide number of 9%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 3
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 6
International Students 28
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

PhD in EE Focus Areas at MIT

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

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Electrical Engineering 44

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 19
Biomedical Engineering 22
Chemical Engineering 35
Civil Engineering 9
Environmental Engineering 4

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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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