The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics under the University of Texas at Dallas provides

The MS course provides 36 semester hours including a 4-course (12 semester hours) core. The 4 major courses are

  1. Applied Bioinformatics
  2. Genomics
  3. Proteomics
  4. Biotechnology Laboratory.

Some of the elective courses include:

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Science education
  • Social sciences
  • Molecular and cell biology
  • Engineering
  • Computer science

. Students may also take a research course from the 4 core courses and complete a thesis along with the dissertation. 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Computational biology
  • Neuroengineering
  • Biomedical imaging and ultrasound
  • Systems and synthetic biology
  • Biomechanics
  • Bioinstrumentation and devices

Computer Science 

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science under the University of Texas at Dallas provides BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science offering intensive preparation in design programming, theory, and application. The BS graduate program is a non-thesis theory course.

The BS degree requires 2 semesters of calculus and 1 semester of linear algebra along with a strong foundation in programming to qualify for the MS course. The MS program with a large faculty of qualified professors has a thesis and non-thesis course options. The thesis plan requires a minimum of 27 semester credit hours of courses and completion of an approved thesis directed by a supervising professor (6 semester hours). The non-thesis course requires a minimum of 33 semester credit hours of courses. Some of the core areas include 

  1. Data Sciences Track
  2. Information Assurance Track
  3. Intelligent Systems Track
  4. Interactive Computing Track
  5. Networks and Telecommunications Track etc.

The Ph.D. course requires 75 semester credit hours. In addition, BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees are also available for Software Engineering along with an executive MS program in Software Engineering. 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Complex networks
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control systems theory and applications
  • Computer Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • System identification
  • Theory and Algorithms
  • Computer Networking
  • Optimization and optimal control
  • Cyber Security
  • Systems architecture, modeling, and simulation

List of Labs:

  • Cyber Security Research and Education Institute
  • Institute for Data Analytics
  • Net-Centric Software and Systems Center
  • Human Language Technology Research Institute
  • Perform Center for Assistive Technologies to Enhance Human Performance

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science under the University of Texas at Dallas provides:

  • MS and Ph.D. options in Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering

BS options are only available in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.

The BS graduate course is a non-thesis graduate program. The MSEE (Master of Science in Electrical Engineering) course has thesis and non-thesis options. The course requires 33 semester hours and provides 5 major study areas :

  1. Circuits
  2. Computing Systems
  3. Devices 
  4. Power Electronics
  5. Energy Systems
  6. Signals and Systems.

Each concentration is defined by 3 core courses. For each major course, students need to complete 3 core courses and 8 elective courses (6 courses from electrical engineering and 2 offered by the Erik Jonsson school). The thesis option requires 9 semester hours of research (of which at least 3 must be thesis semester credit hours) along with a dissertation.

The PhD program has 9 research areas:

  1. Circuits and Systems
  2. Communications
  3. Control Systems
  4. Digital Systems
  5. Photonic Devices and Systems
  6. Power Electronics and Energy Systems
  7. RF and Microwave Engineering
  8. Signal Processing
  9. Solid-State Devices and MF.

Students need to select a research area and complete a minimum of 75 semester hours. The Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory provides extensive research in microelectronics along with a Class 10000 microelectronics cleanroom facility. There are 5 other laboratories catering to research in nanoelectronics and optical communications.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Controls and Robotics
  • Energy and Power
  • RF/Microwave/Optical Devices, Materials and Systems
  • Analog/Mixed-Signal, Circuits, and Systems
  • Communications
  • Signal Processing (Speech and Image)
  • Digital Systems
  • Solid-State Devices
  • Micro Systems Fabrication

List of Labs:

  • Center for Robust Speech Systems (CRSS)
  • Texas Analog Center of Excellence

Material Science 

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science under the University of Texas at Dallas provides MS and PhD degrees in Material Science. The MS program requires a minimum of 33 semester hours and completion of a thesis.

The core courses include:

  1. Thermodynamics of Materials
  2. Materials characterization
  3. Quantum Mechanics for Materials Scientists
  4. Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials.

9 semester hours should be given to the elective courses. The Ph.D. course requires a minimum of 75 semester hours along with the completion of a thesis. The major areas of research include:

  1. Nanostructured materials
  2. Electronic
  3. Optical and magnetic materials
  4. Biomimetic materials
  5. Polymeric materials
  6. MEMS materials and systems
  7. Organic electronics
  8. Advanced processing of modern materials.

Students need to pass a qualifying exam to get admission in the PhD course. The Cleanroom Research Laboratory provides advanced research facilities to the students. 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Ceramic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Surface Engineering, Thin Films, and Coatings (corrosion, wear, lubrication)
  • Energy Materials
  • Mechanical Properties of Materials, Fatigue, and Fracture
  • Computational Materials / Materials Modeling
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Electronic Materials and Sensors

List of Labs: Silicon Water Engineering and Defect Science Center


The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science under the University of Texas at Dallas provides BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering. The BS graduate program is a 4-year non-thesis course. The MS program requires the completion of a minimum of 33 semester hours and a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0. Students must take a total of 4 core courses (12 semester hours) from the major concentration areas of

  1. Dynamic Systems and Control
  2. Manufacturing and Design Innovation
  3. Mechanics and Materials
  4. Thermal and Fluid Sciences

3 electives should be chosen (9 semester hours) from the major areas. The PhD program requires a minimum of 78 semester hours out of which 12 hours to be spent on 4 core courses (same as those of MS) and 12 hours for elective courses (4 courses), 2 courses for mathematics elective ( 6 semester hours) and completion of a thesis from the 4 major areas (minimum 30 semester hours) along with a dissertation (minimum 6 semester hours). 

Area of Expertise:

  • Thermal Science and Energy Systems
  • Structural Mechanics and Structural Optimization
  • Systems and Control
  • Fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics and Propulsion
  • Design, Manufacturing
  • Multidisciplinary Optimization

List of Labs:

  • Wind-Energy Science
  • Technology and Research Industry/University Cooperative Research Center
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