Learn at your own pace and power your future with this fully online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MS-EE). 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.

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, 3–6 week courses designed especially for online learning on the Coursera platform.

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 or look at the curriculum page for course details. For-credit courses will be available over the next year. You will 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, trying to keep pace with 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.

MS-EE Program Benefits

  • Prepare for your next job or launch a life-long career in electrical engineering
  • Keep pace with the rapid evolution of new technologies
  • Apply foundational expertise and practical skills to real-world problems

  • Achieve cross-disciplinary expertise in embedded systems, power electronics & photonics
  • Earn the same credentials as CU Boulder students learning on campus
  • Meet a global community of peers who support and engage with you

Flexible & Affordable

  • Tuition: $667 per credit hour or $20,000 for a full master’s degree
  • Admission: Performance-based admissions means that you don’t need exam scores, recommendations or transcripts. All you need to do is pay tuition, complete a designated "pathway specialization" series of courses with a 3.0 (B) grade point average or above, and you’re on the way to achieving your goals.


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.

Watch the recording