MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering

The Master of Science (MS) program in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) is designed to prepare students for technically demanding careers in industry as well as for post-master’s graduate studies in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering or related fields.


The MS in ECE curriculum consists of 32 graduate-level credits, and includes a practicum requirement, a design by software requirement, and a requirement of 20 credits of technical electives. The credits of a course can only be used to fulfill the MS in ECE requirements if the student receives a grade of C or better in the course. Students are required to maintain degree GPA of 3.0 across all courses used to satisfy the degree requirements.

Practicum Requirement: The 4-credit course ENG EC 601 Product Design in ECE satisfies the practicum requirement for the MS in ECE.

Design By Software Requirement: The 4-credit course ENG EC 602 Design by Software in ECE satisfies the design by software requirement for the MS in ECE.

ECE Electives: 3 ECE courses at the 500, 600, or 700 level (12 credits).

General Electives: The MS in ECE also requires 12 credits of graduate credits. To qualify as a general elective, a graduate course must be either an ECE course, a non-ECE College of Engineering course, or a College of Arts & Sciences course in ECE-related scientific/technical areas such as Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science. General electives may also include ECE courses at the 9XX level such as Master’s Project, Master’s Thesis, and Independent Study.