The world of power electronics and energy conversion is changing rapidly, creating opportunities for electrical engineers with advanced skills and the ability to apply them to technologies and products that are driving growth. The objective of the electrical engineering programs is to expand your understanding of areas such as modern electric machinery, modeling, control of power electronics, superconductivity, synchronous generation, fuel cell engineering, photovoltaics and more. You’ll also learn how to put your knowledge to work so you can make an immediate and long-term impact in your field.

This program is designed for:

  • Electrical engineers seeking to advance their knowledge and careers
  • Working professionals and recent graduates
  • Students interested in expanding their knowledge, and applying the latest technologies in growing industries in the region and around the world


With evening courses and part-time study, this program offers the only engineering program in the capital region designed to meet the needs of working professionals. You’ll learn and network with other professionals who are seeking to advance their knowledge and become leaders in their fields. Coursework is also well-matched to recent graduates who want to benefit from learning alongside experienced professionals.

Degree Requirements

  • A minimum of ten graduate courses and an MS Graduate Project in Electrical Engineering are required. Each student’s program should include at least seven electrical engineering courses and up to three electives. Each student should, in conference with the graduate advisor, plan a complete graduate program prior to taking any courses for graduate credit. Students with weak backgrounds may need to take more than ten courses.
  • Electives should normally be chosen from graduate-level courses in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, MBA, or Business of Energy programs. The advisor must approve every course taken for graduate credit. A thesis could be considered as one or two technical electives.
  • All candidates not completing a thesis or independent study are required to participate in the MS Graduate Project in Electrical Engineering. This is a non-credit, no-fee project that serves as the culminating experience of the MS in Electrical Engineering degree.
  • The Electrical Engineering courses fall into the following general categories. The catalog contains helpful course descriptions.
  • Power/ Energy Conversion
  • Power Systems
  • Controls
  • Energy
  • Communications and Signal Processing
  • Data Communications and Networks
  • Computer Hardware
  • Software Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biometrics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Special Interest Areas


Example Courses & Concentrations

  • Digital Design
  • Linear Control Systems
  • Electronic Power Conversion
  • Modeling & Control of Energy Conversion
  • Introduction to Antenna Theory
  • Data Communications and Networks
  • Digital Circuits
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Stochastic Processes in Engineering
  • Introduction to Biometrics
  • Detection and Estimation Theory
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Adaptive Signal Processing
  • Cloud Systems and Networks

Admission Requirements


BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent

A complete application file consists of the following items (click for more information):

  • Application Form
  • Resume and Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation – 2 letters required
  • Official Transcripts
  • Test Scores – GRE* and TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)

* GRE may be waived for some applicants.

Career Opportunities

Our Dean and advisors work closely with students to understand their career goals and develop study plans that enable them to advance. As you browse our offerings in Electrical Engineering, you’ll find courses well-matched to your interests, whether you want to gain deeper insights into a particular technology or broaden your knowledge of an industry. The program is flexible. Ten courses are required; by integrating seven or more technical EE courses, with up to three interdisciplinary courses in business, mechanical engineering or computer science, you can create a plan of study that will inspire and engage you. We particularly encourage students interested in management and leadership to include MBA electives in their study program to complement their growing technical expertise.

Recent students who have opted for the off-campus Ph.D. program work for companies including IBM, Lockheed Martin, and the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Program taught in:
  • English

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