Master of Science (MS) in Electrical Engineering (EE)

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering offers the Master of Science in electrical engineering to prepare students for both productive careers in industry and advanced graduate/doctoral studies.The Master’s program features a practicum requirement that is satisfied by a thesis, a project, or a combination of project-intensive courses.

While both the MEng and MS degrees offer you the opportunity to acquire specialized technical knowledge and skills in electrical and computer engineering, the MEng degree also offers you the flexibility to take graduate electives in areas such as leadership, entrepreneurship, and project management.

MS Requirements

  • 8 courses (32 credits), including 5 structured courses from the ECE Core.
  • Please refer to the planning sheet requirements specific to the EE degree.

Internship “With Engineering Practice”

Master’s degree students may also add the optional “with Engineering Practice” designation to their degree by completing an approved internship in their field of study. Learn more.

Specialization Programs for ECE Master’s Students

Amplify your Master of Science or Master of Engineering degree by building additional expertise in the high demand interdisciplinary fields of Data Analytics, Cybersecurity or Robotics.

Students in Electrical & Computer Engineering can now add specializations in Data Analytics, Cybersecurity or Robotics to their degree program. These emerging fields are driving demand for engineering talent with critical skills in signals, Big Data, embedded systems, electronics, and instrumentation with applications across a diverse group of industries, including healthcare, finance, defense, manufacturing and social networking. Learn more.

Late Entry Accelerated Program (LEAP) for Non-Engineering Graduates

LEAP is designed for individuals who seek new career opportunities but may lack the required background in engineering. It enables students who a bachelor’s degree in the Liberal Arts, Business, Fine Arts, or Education to earn a Master’s Degree in Biomedical, Computer Engineering, Electrical, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical, Photonics, Manufacturing or Systems Engineering. Learn more.

Contacts for More Information

ECE Academic Programs Manager Laura Lavallee and the College of Engineering Graduate Programs Office, enggrad@bu.edu.

How to Apply

Visit the College of Engineering Graduate Admissions site for more information.