Graduate Degree

Electrical and Computer Engineering - Master of Science

Electrical and Computer Engineering - Master of Science
Plan Code:
Program Level:
Award Type:
Master of Science
College of Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Graduate Study
Electrical and Computer Engineering - Master of Science

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Engineering, students must meet the requirements specified below.


Applicants for admission should possess a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering or a related field such as physics, mathematics, or computer science, and should have a grade–point average that would indicate  success in graduate study. 

Students who are admitted without a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering may be required to complete collateral courses. International applicants are required to submit Graduate Record Examination General Test scores.

Requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The student must complete a total of 30 credits under either Plan A (with thesis) or Plan B (without thesis) and meet the requirements specified below:

Requirements for Both Plan A and Plan B:
1. Core Courses.  Complete a minimum of four Electrical and Computer Engineering courses at the 800 or 900-level totaling at least 12 credits. Two of the courses must be selected from the following:
ECE 821 Advanced Power Electronics and Applications 3
ECE 830 Embedded Cyber-Physical Systems 3
ECE 835 Advanced Electromagnetic Fields and Waves I 3
ECE 842 Performance Modeling of Communication Networks 3
ECE 851 Linear Systems and Control 3
ECE 863 Analysis of Stochastic Systems 3
ECE 874 Physical Electronics 3
Electrical and Computer Engineering 801 cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
2. Completion of supporting course work outside the department and college at the 400-level and above chosen in consultation with the student's academic advisor. Plan A students must have at least 20 credits at the 800-level or above and Plan B students must have 18 credits at the 800-level or above.
3. Seminar Requirement. First-year graduate students are required to attend seven seminars from the graduate seminar series.
Additional Requirements for Plan A
1. Completion of at least 4 credits of ECE 899 Master's Thesis Research, and no more than 8 credits.
2. Pass an oral examination in defense of the thesis.
Additional Requirements for Plan B
1. Completion of a final examination or evaluation.