Master of Science in Electrical Engineering


Program Description


The Electrical Engineering Master of Science is an interdisciplinary, practice-oriented program in the College of Engineering. Benefit from hands-on research opportunities, and investigate the mechanisms that support the technological fabric of our lives, including computers and the internet.

As a master’s student, you’ll enjoy a flexible range of courses with many opportunities for electives to fit your particular academic and professional interests. Work closely with an advisor to chart a personalized course through the program.


The small size and welcoming environment of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and its faculty make for a uniquely engaging learning experience. Professors operate according to an open-door policy, so you can visit them regularly outside of class to brainstorm independent research projects, discuss questions or talk through issues of professional development. The diverse personal and professional experiences of the student body add value to class projects, discussions and group work.

Credit Requirements

The Electrical Engineering MS requires a minimum of 30 credit hours.

Classes & Curriculum

The Electrical Engineering degree comes with a great deal of flexibility: You can choose to study full or part-time, with most classes beginning after 4:30 p.m. Many students finish their requirements in two years, though the time limit for completion is five years. Some students enter the master’s program directly from an undergraduate degree to complete the program full time. Many students work in the industry while completing their master’s degree part-time.

You’ll choose one of three tracks.


  • 24 credits of course work
  • six credits of thesis work


  • 27 credits of didactic course work
  • three credits of project work

Course work

  • 30 credits of didactic course work

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Science in Electrical Engineering offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,135.00 per credit

Out-of-state: $1490.00 per credit

Student Diversity

The College of Engineering reflects the diversity that has always been a hallmark of life at Temple. With students from all 50 states, 129 countries and with cultural backgrounds of all kinds, Temple’s classrooms are enriched with countless perspectives, giving students a global point of view across disciplines and fields, and strengthening bonds that encourage success among students.

As a community, Temple’s shared responsibility is to enhance the quality of life for all members of the Temple community, providing a safe, supportive and welcoming environment in which to learn, work and grow.

Career Services

As a Temple student, you can also visit the university’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop-in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

Career Services can provide

  • assessments of your professional direction,
  • job postings for students and alumni,
  • listings of job search resources, and
  • support for job search strategies.

Admissions Information

You’ll need to complete an application online. There is a $60 application fee.

To apply you should have a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Students with degrees in other related disciplines may be considered but may need to take preparatory courses before applying. The department identifies the need for prerequisite coursework on an individual basis.


Application Requirements

  • References: You’ll need three letters of recommendation. If sending by email, these should come directly from your reference writer’s personal email address.
  • Goals statement: In one to two pages, describe your relevant technical experiences and career goals.
  • GRE score: The GREs must be taken within 5 years at the time of application. Competitive applicants should have scores of at least the 50th percentile in each section. Your official scores should be sent directly from the Educational Testing Agency. The institutional code for Temple is 2906.
  • Current professional résumé
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts should be sent directly from the institution.
Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

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