Electrical Engineering (MSE)

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Program Description
Degree Awarded: MSE  Electrical Engineering

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.

At a Glance
Concurrent Degrees
This degree is also offered as concurrent degree with: W. P. Carey MBA - Online Program See degrees side by side
Accelerated Degrees
This degree is also offered as an accelerated degree with:
Electrical Engineering, BSE
Electrical Engineering (Electric Power and Energy Systems), BSE
Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. Eligible students will be advised in their junior and senior years by their academic department to apply.
Degree Requirements

30 credit hours and a written comprehensive exam

The master's degree 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 degree in electrical engineering requirements. The examination is given each semester at the end of the sixth week of classes.

Admission Requirements

The decision to admit a student who has earned a bachelor's degree from a program accredited by ABET to a master's degree 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 graduate admission application.

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 the Division of 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 the requirements of the Division of Graduate Education and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Contact Information

What are Accelerated Degrees?
The accelerated bachelor's and master's degrees are designed by the academic programs to provide selected high-achieving undergraduate students with the opportunity to combine advanced undergraduate course work with graduate course work to accelerate graduate degree completion. These programs allow accelerated students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree within five years. Accelerated programs are not offered at Lake Havasu.
What are Concurrent Programs?
Students pursuing concurrent degrees earn two distinct degrees and receive two diplomas. ASU offers students two ways to earn concurrent degrees: by choosing a predetermined combination or creating their own combination. Predetermined combinations have a single admissions application and one easy to follow major map. To add a concurrent degree to your existing degree, work with your academic advisor. Either way, concurrent degrees allow students to pursue their own personal or professional interests.
What are Joint Programs?
Joint programs, or jointly conferred degrees, are offered by more than one college and provide opportunities for students to take advantage of the academic strengths of two academic units. Upon graduation, students are awarded one degree and one diploma conferred by two colleges.

What constitutes a New Program?
ASU adds new programs to Degree Search frequently. Come back often and look for the “New Programs” option.
What are Online Programs?
ASU Online offers programs in an entirely online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. See http://asuonline.asu.edu/ for more information.
What is WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)?
WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) allows master’s, graduate certificate, and doctoral students who are residents of western states to enroll in high-quality programs at participating institutions outside of their home state and pay resident tuition. See more information and eligibility requirements by visiting https://graduate.asu.edu/file/wichewrgp-instructions-and-application.