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 (EE) studies systems that sense, analyze, and interact with the world. Electrical engineers invent devices for sensing and actuation, design physical substrates for computation, create algorithms for analysis and control, and expand the theory of information processing. Their practice is based in fundamental science and mathematics, and this creates opportunities for both theoretical and experimental research.

Graduate students in EE work with faculty researching:

  • Circuits and VLSI
  • Computer Engineering
  • Robotics and Control
  • Signal Processing