The department offers master's degree programs in electrical and computer engineering.The department offers master's degree programs in electrical and computer engineering.

Graduate Study
Master’s in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Newly emerging fields such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, sustainable energy, and quantum computing are driving the demand for highly skilled engineers in electrical and computer engineering. As our reliance on technology continues to surge, the world will rely on these expert professionals to push the computational limits, creating devices that are smarter, faster, smaller, and more power efficient.

The master of science (MS) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) will empower you with the training, skills, and expertise to become leaders and visionaries in the fields of electrical or computer engineering. The program offers great flexibility in shaping your education based on your academic or career objectives. You can choose to focus your studies on a particular specialization from 12 of the most cutting-edge industries in ECE, or create a custom program to gain exposure in any number of areas of interest. To help you succeed, you will be guided by an internationally renowned group of ECE faculty members, along with state-of-the-art research equipment and resources at your fingertips.

Our department offers two MS tracks through Northwestern University’s Graduate School:

Master of Science (MS) in Computer Engineering

Master of Science (MS) in Electrical Engineering

Learn more about the master’s degree programs and specializations in ECE below to discover how you can advance your career.

We also offer the following affiliated master's degree through Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering:

Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)

Learn about admission into the masters programs