ECE Graduate Handbook
Message from the Graduate Studies Office
The GSO assists, guides, and enables our graduate students and faculty by providing excellent customer service, being sympathetic, leading by example, and communicating resources effectively. We seek to provide a positive experience by building a sense of community.
Greetings and welcome to the University of Maryland and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering! We are excited for another successful year and look forward to assisting you in your academic career at the fastest rising ECE graduate program in the country.
The Graduate Studies Office (GSO) serves nearly 400 diverse full- and part-time graduate students and handles approximately 1,300 applications for admission each year. We have many constituents including campus administrators, faculty, staff, and prospective students from all over the United States and abroad. Come visit our office, and let us know how we can better serve you.
The GSO would like to emphasize several things that will help you progress through your graduate studies. First, you should subscribe to the ece-gradstudents listserv. To sign-up, send an email to email@example.com with the message “subscribe ece-gradstudents <Your Name>” in the body of the email.
Lastly, the GSO encourages you to take responsibility for your own success. One way to do this is to consult this Handbook as well as the Graduate Catalog for information on policies, procedures, and requirements. Another way is for you to access and keep your student record updated through our on-line database, MEGS (Maryland Electronic Graduate System). Visit all of these resources today on-line at:
Next, you should read emails that you will regularly receive from us and talk one-on-one with our dedicated staff. We are always looking for the most effective ways to communicate information, policies, and deadlines to you. And, if at any point you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, for students who are seeking a well-rounded experience, we are happy to talk with you about various aspects of graduate student life. We can direct you to resources that may help you achieve a work-life balance. We want you to know that you are a part of a community here in ECE that is both close-knit and connected to broader areas such as the University and metropolitan D.C.
http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/catalog (The Graduate School’s Graduate Catalog)
http://www.ece.umd.edu/gradhandbook/index.php3 (ECE Graduate Handbook)
Good luck this year. And go Terps!
Tracy Chung, Director of Graduate Academic and Student Affairs
Melanie Prange, Assistant Director for Graduate Student Programs and Recruitment
Maria Hoo, Program Management Specialist
Vivian Lu, Payroll Coordinator
Elisabeth Herschbach, Graduate Assistant
Graduate Studies Office
2434 A.V. Williams Building
301-405-3681 / 301-405-8728 fax
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