Learn at your own pace and power your future with this fully online Master of Science in electrical engineering. Take only the coursework you need to build credentials that will advance your career, from a full master’s degree, to graduate certificates, to targeted, skill-based course credits.

Program Overview 

You’ll keep pace with today’s dynamic electrical engineering industry as CU Boulder’s world-class electrical, computer and energy engineering faculty deliver short, three- to six-week courses designed especially for online learning on the Coursera platform.

Flexible & Affordable
  • Tuition: $20,000 for a full master’s degree or $667 per credit hour.
  • Admission: Performance-based admissions means that you don’t need exam scores, recommendations or transcripts. Declare your intent to pursue the degree, complete a designated "pathway specialization" series of courses with a 3.0 (B) grade point average or above, fill out a simple form (available in September 2019) and you’re on the way to achieving your goals.

The MS-EE teaches foundational knowledge, applied skills, and the latest technological developments in embedded systems, power electronics, photonics, and more.

When Can I Get Started?

You can start your journey right away and get to know our faculty by enrolling in non-credit courses live on the Coursera platform now (check the Curriculum pages for details). For-credit courses will be available over the next year. You’ll be able to apply non-credit coursework to for-credit credentials by completing extra assignments and coursework as the full degree comes online.

Whether you’re looking to launch a career as an electrical engineer, keep abreast of technological change, or seeking new skills toward your next promotion, you can start your journey and customize the MS-EE to fit your personal and professional goals today.



Watch the recording of the information webinar for the Online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. The webinar, hosted by Robert Erickson and Adam Sadoff, aired on June 20, 2019.

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