Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to solve electrical engineering challenges. 

This program prepares you to recognize and provide solutions to electrical engineering challenges. Specialization tracks include circuits, electronics, communications and signal processing, control systems, electromagnetics, power and energy and devices and optics.

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

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. See Computer 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).


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field from ABET-accredited university (or equivalent international)
  • Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.3
  • GRE V+Q ≥ 305; GRE Q ≥ 155, and GRE WR > 3.5
  • International requirement: TOEFL ≥ 80, or satisfactory completion of an approved English language Institute program. IELTS ≥6.5

Doctorate Degree in Electrical Engineering

Please contact the academic department for details on the distance doctorate program. Email or call 573-341-4519.

Graduate Certificates

Your Pathway to a Graduate Degree

Start earning college credit toward a graduate degree. The GRE is not required to enter a certificate program, and credit earned may be applied toward your master’s degree.*

Electrical Engineering Graduate Certificate Programs

*restrictions may apply

Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply. Check with the academic department for program specific details and requirements. Learn more about the certificate to master's program.

Have a Question?

Missouri S&T Online Education

Sylvia Skouby, Associate Director for Online Admissions

Phone: 573-341-6903

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani
Associate Professor and Distance Learning Coordinator
135 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409
Phone: 573-341-7505
Fax: 573-341-4532