Master of Science in Electrical Engineering


The MS in Electrical Engineering degree program prepares students for leadership roles in research, development and design positions that require the use of skillful and imaginative solutions to engineering problems. It provides intensive preparation for professional practice in a broad spectrum of high-tech areas of electrical engineering. It is designed to serve the needs of engineers who wish to continue their education. The program offers five concentration areas to choose from: circuits, computing systems, devices, power electronics and energy systems, and signals and systems.

Research opportunities are available in broad areas of communications and signal processing; mixed-signal IC design; digital systems; power electronics; microelectronics and nanoelectronics; optics; optoelectronics; light-wave devices and systems; RF and microwave systems; VLSI design; power electronics; renewable energy; vehicular technology, control theory, robotics and wireless communications.

The University maintains a large network of computer facilities, including PCs, Unix work stations and specialized computers for research within the program and faculty laboratories. The Jonsson School has developed a state-of-the-art information infrastructure consisting of a wireless network in all buildings and an extensive fiber-optic Ethernet.

Career Options

Graduates of the program seek positions such as: Electrical Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer, Circuits and Design Engineer, Communications and Signal Processing Engineer, Digital Systems Engineer, Systems Engineer and RF and Microwave Engineer. EE graduates find employment in local, national and international enterprises.

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: An undergraduate preparation equivalent to a baccalaureate in electrical engineering from an accredited engineering program.

GPA: A grade point average in upper-division quantitative coursework of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 point scale.

Test score required: Yes

GRE revised scores of 154, 156, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.

Letters of recommendation: Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who are able to judge the candidate's probability of success in pursuing a program of study leading to the master's degree.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.