Our traditional, research-based master's degree option.
The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering can help you prepare for a successful career in academia or in research and development for industry. You can choose either a thesis or coursework-based track to meet your personal career needs.
A traditional master’s degree generally includes research and is often a bridge to a PhD. The admission process for our traditional MS degree is competitive and typically evaluates applicants on their potential to do research, as well as their potential to continue on to a PhD. A thesis is optional for students in this program.
Our traditional Master of Science degree (MS) includes six research areas from which to express general interest but, if admitted, students are able to take classes among all our research areas (with the exception of restricted Embedded Systems Engineering courses) to best learn the varied knowledge they want for their future career path.