Electrical engineering

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Overview

Most graduate programs in electrical engineering include some specialization in one or more of the following emphasis areas:

  • Circuits - Topics include network analysis and synthesis, computer-aided circuit design, communications circuits, and linear and nonlinear electronic circuits.
  • Communications and signal processing - Topics include signal design, coding, modulation, detection, and filtering for both analog and digital systems.
  • Computer engineering - Computer engineering can be an emphasis area in electrical engineering
  • Control systems technology - Emphasizes linear and nonlinear systems, digital control, process control system simulation, optimal control and estimation, robust control, neural networks and fuzzy logic based control systems, and control of smart structures.
  • Electromagnetics - Topics include the generation, propagation, and detection of electromagnetic fields and waves. Optical topics include applications of fiber optics, optical processing, optical computing, and smart sensing. 
  • Electronics - Topics include circuits and networks containing active devices.
  • Power - Topics include application of computer methods to power system analysis and control, power system relaying and protection, power quality load management, finite inertia power systems (such as those on ships, hybrid electric vehicles, and spacecraft), and electromechanical energy conversion devices (such as rotating machinery, power electronic converters, and electric drive systems).

Thesis and non-thesis options available. This program requires 30 credit hours of course work for both non-thesis and thesis, with 6 hours of research required for the thesis.

Top-ranked programs in two categories

Missouri S&T’s online master’s in engineering programs are included among the nation’s finest in two U.S. News & World Report 2022 rankings:

Best Online Programs U.S. News and World Report Grad Engineering 2022 Badge.
Best Online Programs U.S. News and World Report Veterans Grad Engineering 2022 Badge.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of science in electrical engineering

Campus

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Engineering and Computing | Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

30

Estimated cost

$36,000.00

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

Missouri S&T's electrical engineering graduate program prepares students to provide leadership in the recognition and solution of society's problems in the area of electrical engineering. 

Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
14.69%
employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$103,000
median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two to three years.

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester

Typical program length

3 years

Typical course load

1-2 classes per semester

Accreditation

Missouri University of Science and Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Faculty spotlight

Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani.

Areas of interest: Cyber-physical systems, critical infrastructure protection, simulation and analytical modeling of complex networked systems, system and information assurance, networked systems for remote structural health monitoring.

Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani, PhD
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering