Electrical Engineering (MSE)

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Electrical Engineering (MSE)

Contact Information

Angela Harguess
Coordinator Senior
Global Outreach & Extended Education
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University

(480) 965-1878

Program Information

The electrical engineering faculty in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering offer a professional program leading to the MSE in electrical engineering. Graduate courses and programs are offered in the following six areas of specialization:

  • control systems (not an option for the online degree but available to on-campus students)
  • electromagnetics, antennas and microwave circuits
  • electronic and mixed-signal circuit design
  • electric power and energy systems
  • signal processing and communications systems
  • solid-state electronics

Courses are available on campus and online. The degree can be completed taking all classes on campus or all classes online.

A dual degree, the MBA/MSE in electrical engineering, is available as an online option. For more information, visit https://wpcarey.asu.edu/mba-programs/online/customize-your-MBA#degree.

Admissions Information

The decision to admit a student who has earned a bachelor's degree from a program accredited by ABET to a master's program in electrical engineering is based on a number of factors. A minimum requirement is an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (out of 4.00) in the student's last two years of undergraduate work. A student whose undergraduate degree is not from an ABET-accredited program must have the equivalent of at least a 3.50 GPA in the last two years of undergraduate study and must score 156 or higher on the quantitative section of the GRE general test.

Students interested in applying to this program must submit an online application to Graduate Education.

In addition, an applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by meeting the English proficiency requirements stated on the Graduate Education website.

International students seeking teaching assistantships must demonstrate proficiency in spoken English by scoring at least 26 on the speaking portion of the iBT or 50 on the ASU administered Speaking Proficiency English Assessment Kit (SPEAK).

A student whose undergraduate degree is not in electrical engineering may need to take appropriate undergraduate courses to establish a baseline of knowledge in the discipline.

Please see the program website for application deadlines.

Applicants must fulfill both the requirements of Graduate Education and those of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Degree Requirements

The master's in electrical engineering is a professional degree requiring a minimum of 30 hours of course work (a minimum of 10 classes) and a final comprehensive examination. There is no thesis.

Requirements include:

at least five EEE courses
at least three EEE 500-level courses
at least two courses outside the area of specialization
at most one EEE 590 Reading and Conference or FSE course
at most two 400-level courses

A final comprehensive examination in the area of specialization completes the master's in electrical engineering requirements. The examination is given each semester at the end of the sixth week of classes.