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​" or "SM ME Engineering Sciences: Electrical Engineering" in the Area of Study menu.

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.