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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Master of Science

Online

Course Delivery

30

Total Credits

$29,850

Tuition

2 Years

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program draws on the extensive depth and breadth of expertise within MSU's College of Engineering. As a result, students gain knowledge in key electrical and computer engineering principles, as well as opportunities to develop extensive expertise in areas such as signal processing, electromagnetics, electronic circuit design, advanced power systems, control systems, computer and communications networks, robotics, autonomous vehicles and diamond technology.

 

Program Outcomes

A graduate degree at MSU will enable you to develop the intellectual skills you need to compete among the best engineers in the world and you will receive world-class training preparing you for a fulfilling career in industry, research, or teaching.
Graduate study in the Department is organized into three groups: Computer Engineering, Electrosciences, and Systems. Within these groups are areas of specialization, as follows:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Networks
  • VLSI/Microelectronics Electrosciences
  • Electromagnetics
  • Electronic Materials and Devices
  • Systems
  • Control and Robotics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Power
  • Signal Processing and Communications

Career Outlook


Graduates will be prepared for a variety of careers across the field of electrical and computer engineering. Additionally, MSU College of Engineering alumni earn highly competitive salaries, with the average salary for masters-level engineering student exceeding $109,000, according to PayScale. Common career options for graduates include software engineer, electrical engineer, computer engineer, control systems engineer and more.


A Top-Ranked Education

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Tim Hogan headshot

Dr. Tim Hogan

Professor and Associate Chair

Dr. Tim Hogan is a professor in the College of Engineering where his research specializes in electronic materials, including temperature dependent electrical conductivity, Seebeck coefficient, thermal conductivity, Hall effect, and current vs. voltage measurements for materials and devices.

 

Course Information

 

Core

A minimum of 18 credits at the 800 level or above.

ECE 813 - Advanced VLSI Design (3 Credits)
ECE 820 - Advanced Computer Architecture (3 Credits)
ECE 821 - Advanced Power Electronics and Applications (3 Credits)
ECE 835 - Advanced Electromagnetic Fields and Waves I (3 Credits)
ECE 851 - Linear Control Systems (3 Credits)
ECE 863 - Analysis of Stochastic Systems (3 Credits)
ECE 874 - Physical Electronics (3 Credits)

Elective

6 credits in supporting classes from outside the MSU College of Engineering

Admissions and Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Four-year undergraduate degree in electrical engineering or closely related field with minimum undergraduate GPA: 3.0
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Previous work experience
  • CV/Résumé
  • Taken the GRE
  • Taken the TOEFL (Only required if English is not your native language)
  • A written personal statement
    Academic statement should describe your plans for graduate study, career goals, and how the program will help you meet your objectives (2 pages). Your personal statement should concisely describe how your background and life experiences influenced your decision to pursue a graduate degree (2 pages).
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    Applicants should request letters of recommendation through the graduate education portal. Once their contact information is entered, the MSU application system will reach out to the letter writers.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete university graduate application
  • GRE scores are not required for domestic students, but they may help to bolster your application. GRE test scores must be provided directly from the Educational Testing Service. The GRE department code is 1203.

Key Dates

Rolling Applications Students can start the program in any semester. We recommend applications are submitted at least one month prior to the start of the semester to allow time for processing.

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$29,850
$29,850

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program draws on the extensive depth and breadth of expertise within MSU's College of Engineering. As a result, students gain knowledge in key electrical and computer engineering principles, as well as opportunities to develop extensive expertise in areas such as signal processing, electromagnetics, electronic circuit design, advanced power systems, control systems, computer and communications networks, robotics, autonomous vehicles and diamond technology.

 

Program Outcomes

A graduate degree at MSU will enable you to develop the intellectual skills you need to compete among the best engineers in the world and you will receive world-class training preparing you for a fulfilling career in industry, research, or teaching.
Graduate study in the Department is organized into three groups: Computer Engineering, Electrosciences, and Systems. Within these groups are areas of specialization, as follows:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Networks
  • VLSI/Microelectronics Electrosciences
  • Electromagnetics
  • Electronic Materials and Devices
  • Systems
  • Control and Robotics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Power
  • Signal Processing and Communications

Career Outlook


Graduates will be prepared for a variety of careers across the field of electrical and computer engineering. Additionally, MSU College of Engineering alumni earn highly competitive salaries, with the average salary for masters-level engineering student exceeding $109,000, according to PayScale. Common career options for graduates include software engineer, electrical engineer, computer engineer, control systems engineer and more.


A Top-Ranked Education

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Tim Hogan headshot

Dr. Tim Hogan

Professor and Associate Chair

Dr. Tim Hogan is a professor in the College of Engineering where his research specializes in electronic materials, including temperature dependent electrical conductivity, Seebeck coefficient, thermal conductivity, Hall effect, and current vs. voltage measurements for materials and devices.

 

Course Information

 

Core

A minimum of 18 credits at the 800 level or above.

ECE 813 - Advanced VLSI Design (3 Credits)
ECE 820 - Advanced Computer Architecture (3 Credits)
ECE 821 - Advanced Power Electronics and Applications (3 Credits)
ECE 835 - Advanced Electromagnetic Fields and Waves I (3 Credits)
ECE 851 - Linear Control Systems (3 Credits)
ECE 863 - Analysis of Stochastic Systems (3 Credits)
ECE 874 - Physical Electronics (3 Credits)

Elective

6 credits in supporting classes from outside the MSU College of Engineering

Admissions and Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Four-year undergraduate degree in electrical engineering or closely related field with minimum undergraduate GPA: 3.0
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Previous work experience
  • CV/Résumé
  • Taken the GRE
  • Taken the TOEFL (Only required if English is not your native language)
  • A written personal statement
    Academic statement should describe your plans for graduate study, career goals, and how the program will help you meet your objectives (2 pages). Your personal statement should concisely describe how your background and life experiences influenced your decision to pursue a graduate degree (2 pages).
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    Applicants should request letters of recommendation through the graduate education portal. Once their contact information is entered, the MSU application system will reach out to the letter writers.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete university graduate application
  • GRE scores are not required for domestic students, but they may help to bolster your application. GRE test scores must be provided directly from the Educational Testing Service. The GRE department code is 1203.

Key Dates

Rolling Applications Students can start the program in any semester. We recommend applications are submitted at least one month prior to the start of the semester to allow time for processing.

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$29,850
$29,850

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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