Prospective PhD Students at the Jacobs School

Admissions for PhD programs at the Jacobs School of Engineering is managed by the academic departments. Follow the links below for program-specific information.

Bioengineering Department

  • Bioengineering (Ph.D.)
  • Bioengineering with a specialization in Bioinformatics (Ph.D.)
  • Bioengineering (M.D./M.S., M.D./M.Eng., and M.D./Ph.D.) degrees offered in conjunction with UCSD School of Medicine, pending independent admission to the medical school.

Bioinformatics Program

  • Bioinformatics (Ph.D)

Computer Science and Engineering Department

  • Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
  • Computer Science (Ph.D.)

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

  • Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.) with a Specialization in

    Applied Ocean Sciences
    Applied Optics and Photonics
    Communication Theory and Systems
    Computer Engineering
    Electronic Circuits and Systems
    Electronic Devices and Materials
    Intelligent Systems, Robotics and Control
    Signal and Image Processing

Materials Science and Engineering Program

  • Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department

  • Engineering Sciences (Ph.D.) with a Designated Specialization in

    Aerospace Engineering
    Applied Mechanics
    Applied Ocean Sciences
    Engineering Physics
    Mechanical Engineering


  • Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
  • NanoEngineering (Ph.D.)

Structural Engineering Department

  • Structural Engineering (Ph.D.)