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Electrical Engineering

A top-tier electrical engineering program

Alfred University offers an MS degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) with two options. Graduates of our program are well equipped to enter the job market in research and development, technical sales, product design manufacturing, and management.

School

Campus Locations

Main Campus - Alfred, NY

Degrees

Electrical Engineering (MS)

State of the Art Technology

The Electrical Engineering graduate program at Alfred University provides excellent learning opportunities focused on the individual graduate student. The program enables students to specialize in communication systems, control systems, computer systems and software, power systems and machinery, high-voltage devices, optoelectronics, and solid-state devices.

Two Options

The thesis option emphasizes traditional on-campus research whereas the project option, coupled with our distance-learning offerings, is particularly well-suited for working engineers seeking to continue their education on a part-time basis.

Undergraduate Preparation

Applicants to the MS program in Electrical Engineering should have a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a closely related field.

Graduation Requirements

The program requires 30 credit-hours beyond the bachelor's level, as follows:

  • Graduate-level Math Course (4 credits)
  • Graduate-level EE electives (4 courses representing at least 12 credits)
  • Graduate Seminar (0 credit, upon request of advisor or program chair)
  • Thesis research (at least 6 credits)
  • Research Seminar (1 credit, upon request of advisor or program chair)

Candidates for the degree must submit and successfully defend a Master's thesis based on work completed as part of the 6 credit-hours of thesis research. In collaboration with their thesis advisors, candidates must also write and submit a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Length of Study

The program must be completed within three years of full-time study or six years of part-time study. Continuous enrollment is required.

Funding and Assistantships

Accepted full-time students are eligible for financial support, ranging from partial support (work opportunities) to full support (an annual stipend plus a tuition waiver). Students will be notified of their award upon acceptance.

Applicants who do not receive full support are placed on a waiting list for additional funding. Because additional support is not guaranteed, students who receive partial support should make plans to support themselves throughout the duration of the degree program. More information about the tuition rates, projected living costs, and the availability of loans is available on the Office of Admissions web page.

Undergraduate Preparation

Applicants to the MS program in Electrical Engineering should have a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a closely related field.

Graduation Requirements

The program requires 30 credit-hours beyond the bachelor's level, as follows:

  • Graduate-level Math Course (4 credits)
  • Graduate-level EE electives (23 credits)
  • Master's Project (3 credits)

Candidates for the degree must submit a written technical report passing faculty approval to fulfill the requirements of the Master's project.

Length of Study

The program must be completed within three years of full-time study or six years of part-time study. Continuous enrollment is required.

Funding and Assistantships

Accepted full-time students are eligible for financial support, ranging from partial support (work opportunities) to full support (an annual stipend plus a tuition waiver). Students will be notified of their award upon acceptance.

Applicants who do not receive full support are placed on a waiting list for additional funding. Because additional support is not guaranteed, students who receive partial support should make plans to support themselves throughout the duration of the degree program. More information about the tuition rates, projected living costs, and the availability of loans is available on the Office of Admissions web page.

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