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Imagination meets ingenuity in the field of electrical engineering. From the intricacies of circuits to the grandeur of power systems that illuminate cities, the energy that fuels our digital age works because of skilled engineers. The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) degree program at Cleveland State University (CSU) equips students to advance in this dynamic and evolving industry with the knowledge needed to thrive.

The program integrates theory and applications through courses designed for students planning to continue their studies at the doctoral level, as well as those who do not intend to pursue formal studies beyond the master's degree. Each student plans a program of study tailored to their goals and interests in consultation with an advisor appointed by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Why Choose CSU's Electrical Engineering Master's Degree?

Electrical engineering is not just an academic discipline; electrical engineering forges creativity and curiosity to spark technological evolution. In CSU's MS in electrical engineering program, you discover limitless possibilities that unfold when science and out-of-the-box thinking converge. Our program features the following benefits:

  • Flexibility for working professionals: We understand your busy schedule may require more flexible accommodations than traditional students. That’s why we enable you to enroll in courses we typically offer in the late afternoon and early evening. You can also study part or full time, depending on your needs and availability.
  • Gain specialized skills: In the electrical engineering master's degree program, you can pursue a specialization in communication systems, computer systems, control systems, power electronics and power systems, or nanobiotechnology.
  • Research opportunities: Tailor the program to your interests and goals by selecting either the course or thesis track option. In the thesis track, you can complete six credit hours of coursework focused on a research topic of your choice, empowering your understanding of advanced topics and preparing you for doctoral studies.
  • Graduate school funding: You may qualify for graduate teaching or assistantship positions, the latter of which typically results from funded faculty research projects and grants.
  • Expansive faculty research areas: Our educators combine effective teaching practices with their expertise in subjects such as software engineering, computer engineering, digital electronics, mobile and fault‐tolerant computing, control systems, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and communication systems, among many others. Explore research areas.

MSEE Program Curriculum

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering entails 34 credit hours in the thesis track and 36 credit hours in the non-thesis track, four of which require project work.

In addition to foundational courses in engineering, such as circuits, digital systems and power electronics, MS in electrical engineering students have the option to specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Communication systems
  • Computer systems
  • Control systems
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Power electronics and power systems

Explore the catalog for a detailed overview of the electrical engineering master's program, or review the plan of study.

Electrical Engineering Careers

Dynamic by nature, the field of electrical engineering requires that individuals possess a combination of technical, analytical and interpersonal skills. Professionals with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from CSU attain these abilities and more, and they can find opportunities in almost every industry where technology plays a role.

Engineering sectors in which our graduates often achieve employment include:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Communications
  • Computer hardware
  • Control systems
  • Electrical
  • Power systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Research and development

Admissions Requirements

Those interested in the MS in electrical engineering must meet the following admissions criteria:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in engineering or science. 
  • A minimum baccalaureate grade-point average of 2.75. 
  • Submission of official transcripts sent directly from the student's undergraduate institution(s) to the Graduate Admissions Office. 
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the student's undergraduate or graduate work.

Students with a bachelor’s degree in an area other than electrical or computer engineering, a GPA below 3.0 and/or who obtained their bachelor’s degree more than six years ago must submit GRE test scores.
Learn more about the admissions requirements for the electrical engineering master’s degree program, or begin the application now.

Funding and Financial Aid

Determining how to fund your master’s program is an important step in your admissions process. In addition to funding opportunities such as teaching or research assistantships, you can look forward to gaining access to other forms of aid, including scholarships and federal student loans.

Be sure to review our roadmap to financial aid to learn more about how to apply for assistance.

Learn More About CSU's Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Program

The electrical engineering master's degree program at CSU offers a comprehensive and cutting-edge curriculum designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge for a successful career in the field or doctoral studies. Learn from expert faculty whose vast research interests and dedication to providing mentorship throughout your academic journey empower you to excel in your profession.

Learn more about the MSEE program by requesting information or contacting a staff member directly, or Dr. Lili Dong, Graduate Program Director.

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