Electrical engineering is a field within the Engineering Sciences area of study at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Prospective students apply through GSAS; in the online application, select “Engineering and Applied Sciences” as your program choice and select "PhD Engineering Sciences: Electrical Engineering."
Electrical engineering covers a range of research areas from devices (such as lasers and robotics) to systems (such as computer architecture and the human brain). The emphasis on practice infused with fundamental science and mathematics offers ample research opportunities, both theoretical and experimental, at the forefront of the field and its interdisciplinary applications.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE FALL 2020 APPLICATION CYCLE:
Admission to the terminal SM and ME programs in Electrical Engineering are on hold for the fall 2020 cycle. Admission to the SM and ME programs in Computational Science & Engineering and to the SM program in Data Science remain unchanged.