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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

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 and Computer Engineering 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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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.

Students can focus their studies on 12 of the top cutting-edge industries, or create a custom program to gain exposure in any number of areas of interest. Explore the MS industry tracks and learn more about each of these specializations and courses.

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


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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