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.
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.