Research in our department spans a wide variety of disciplines that are essential to the future of information technology.Research in our department spans a wide variety of disciplines that are essential to the future of information technology.

Graduate
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MS)

The master of science in electrical engineering program provides students with the flexibility to specialize in different aspects of the field of electrical engineering. Students in the program work closely with faculty members in the department who are leaders in the field.

For its master of science in electrical engineering program, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science looks for students who have a solid undergraduate background in electrical engineering and a desire to progress further into the field.

Many students in the program pursue independent research as a part of their degree by working in a research lab with a faculty member. To support research efforts, the department provides master’s students with state-of-the-art research equipment and the considerable resources offered by a great university.

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Curriculum and Requirements

At least 12 courses of graduate study are required to earn the master of science in electrical engineering. Once admitted, students work with their adviser to select one of three programs of study. Students can select the thesis, project, or course option.

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Career paths

Students who earn the master of science in electrical engineering gain a competitive edge over their peers, working in fields such as system design and specification; university teaching and research; sales; cost analysis; management; component design, research, and development; and consulting, production, and quality control.

Many graduates of the master of science in electrical engineering program go on to further graduate study at PhD-granting institutions.