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Program Overview

The Ph.D. in Secure Embedded Systems provides aspiring scholars and researchers with opportunities to expand the field of cybersecurity through in-depth exploration into embedded systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cryptography, communications, hardware, and software assurance, digital forensics, and VLSI.

Students work directly with faculty members in the Cybersecurity Assurance & Policy (CAP) Center to develop their research focus and dissertation and participate in active, experiential learning activities related to their area of study. This new program will commence in the Fall semester of 2021.

Admissions Requirements

All applicants to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Secure Embedded Systems in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering must meet the admissions requirements for entry. To apply, candidates must provide the following material to the Morgan State University School of Graduate Studies:

  1. Go to the online application link at to apply.
  2. Official University Transcripts
  3. GRE Scores (Not Required)
  4. International applicants: TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores
  5. Three Letters of Recommendation
  6. Statement of Purpose
  7. Resume/CV
  8. Application Fee (Required)

Various scholarship opportunities are also available. For additional information, please contact Dr. Kevin Kornegay,, Tel: (443) 885-4869.

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