Tailored for working professionals.
At CU Boulder, we have focused our professional master's programs on highly employable disciplines that provide skills that are based on industry needs.
Our Professional Master’s Programs were created to meet the needs of working professionals looking to refresh their skills or take the next step in their professional development. We have four sub-plans available, and you may earn either a Professional Master of Science (MSEE) or Master of Engineering (ME) degree.
A professional master’s degree is usually a terminal degree, with the goal of preparing students to be highly competitive in the professional job market. It may be right for you if you want to obtain cutting-edge knowledge; advance your communication, collaboration, presentation, organizational and networking skills; and apply what you learn to advance your career. The professional master’s degree admission process evaluates applicants primarily on their potential to complete a challenging degree, and not on their potential to do research or complete a PhD. There is no thesis option for this degree.